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Table 2 Multivariable logistic regression analyses of factors associated with delay initiation of breastfeeding among mothers with child of two years and less in Kassala, Eastern Sudan

From: Assessment of initiation of breastfeeding practice in Kassala, Eastern Sudan: a community-based study

Variables Adjusted Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval P-value
Maternal age, years   1.07 0.97, 1.19 0.185
Child age, months   0.95 0.88, 1.02 0.122
Birth order   0.75 0.49, 1.15 0.181
Number of children < 5 years   0.61 0.29, 1.27 0.187
Child gender Male 3.90 1.33, 11.47 0.013
Female Reference
Residence Rural 0.75 0.24, 2.28 0.606
Urban Reference
Mode of delivery Vaginal delivery 0.63 0.17, 2.30 0.483
Caesarean delivery Reference
Place of delivery Institutional 2.36 0.78, 7.19 0.130
Home Reference
Received education on breastfeeding by healthcare personnel Yes 1.42 0.41, 4.92 0.583
No Reference
Paternal education < Secondary level 0.48 0.16, 1.44 0.192
≥ Secondary level Reference
Maternal medical disorders With 5.07 1.22, 21.16 0.026
Without Reference
Maternal occupation Housewives 1.58 0.39, 6.44 0.527
Employed Reference
Paternal occupation Employed 0.34 0.11, 1.05 0.061
Not employed Reference
Child hospitalization Yes 1.47 0.45, 4.84 0.523
No Reference