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Table 3 Bivariate analysis shows the association between health service related and obstetrics characteristics with initiation of breastfeeding among mothers in South Gondar Zone, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, May 2013

From: Timely initiation of breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers of infants under 12 months in South Gondar zone, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia; 2013

Variables Initiation of breastfeeding
≤ 1 h >  1 h p - value Crude Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Parity
 Multiparous 238 (55.7%) 189 (44.3%) 0.000 1.8 (1.4, 2.4)
 Primiparous 163 (41.2%) 233 (58.8%)   1
Antenatal care
 Yes 370 (52.7%) 332 (47.3%) 0.000 3.2 (2.1, 5.0)
 No 31 (25.6%) 90 (74.4%)   1
Time of birth
 Term 369 (48.9%) 386 (51.1%) 0.774 1.1 (0.7, 1.8)
 Othersa 32 (47.1%) 36 (52.9%)   1
Place of delivery
 Health Institution 329 (58.3%) 235 (41.7%) 0.000 3.6 (2.6, 5.0)
 Home 72 (27.8%) 187 (72.2%)   1
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 393 (49.4%) 403 (50.6%) 0.049 2.3 (1.0, 5.4)
 Caesarean section 8 (29.6%) 19 (70.4%)   1
Child bathing
 Within one hour 99 (45.6%) 118 (54.4%) 0.287 0.9 (0.6, 1.2)
 More than one hour 302 (49.8%) 304 (50.2%)   1
  1. COR Crude odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, preterm, post terma