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Table 4 Multivariate logistic regression showing factors independently associated with initiation of breastfeeding among mothers in the 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 COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Residence
 Urban 359 (54.7%) 297 (45.3%) 3.6 (2.5, 5.3) 2.1 (1.4, 3.3)
 Rural 42 (25.1%) 125 (74.9%) 1 1
Parity
 Multiparous 238 (55.7%) 189 (44.3%) 1.8 (1.4, 2.4) 2.8 (2.0, 3.8)
 Primiparous 163 (41.2%) 233 (58.8%) 1 1
Antenatal care
 Yes 370 (52.7%) 332 (47.3%) 3.2 (2.1, 5.0) 3.2 (2.0, 5.2)
 No 31 (25.6%) 90 (74.4%) 1 1
Place of delivery
 Health institution 329 (58.3%) 235 (41.7%) 3.6 (2.6, 5.0) 3.1 (2.2 4.6)
 Home 72 (27.8%) 187 (72.2%) 1 1
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 393 (49.4%) 403 (50.6%) 2.3 (1.0, 5.4) 4.1 (1.7, 9.8)
 Caesarean section 8 (29.6%) 19 (70.4%) 1 1
  1. COR Crude odds ratio, AOR Adjusted odds ratio, CI Confidence Interval