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Table 8 Multivariate logistic regression for the predictors associated with exclusive breastfeeding (n = 196)

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of breastfeeding among women visiting primary healthcare clinics on the island of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Variables Number Coefficient Standard Error Adjusted ORa (95% CIb) p-value
Living with husband and children only
 Yes 171    1   
 No (Living with relatives) 25 -1.58036 0.69742 0.21 (0.05 , 0.81) 0.0235
Past exclusive breastfeeding experience
 No other children 57 -1.08063 0.44158 0.34 (0.14 , 0.80) 0.0144
 No 57 -1.46617 0.47043 0.23 (0.09 , 0.58) 0.0018
 Yes 82    1   
Given readymade formula in hospital
 Yes 77 -1.12242 0.40437 0.33 (0.15 , 0.72) 0.0055
 No 119    1   
Gender of last child
 Male 101    1   
 Female 95 0.88259 0.36800 2.42 (1.18 , 4.97) 0.0165
Breastfeeding knowledge score 196 0.22396 0.092921 1.25 (1.04 , 1.50) 0.0159
Employment status
 No 135    1   
 Yes 61 -1.22911 0.45997 0.29 (0.12 , 0.72) 0.0075
  1. aOR Odds Ratio
  2. bCI Confidence Interval