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Table 5 Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding, Aysaita woreda, Afar region, Ethiopia, 2015: Bivariate analysis

From: Level of exclusive breastfeeding practice in remote and pastoralist community, Aysaita woreda, Afar, Ethiopia

Variables Categories Exclusive Breastfeeding p - value Crude odds ratio (95% CI)
   Yes No
   n % n %
Total   340 55 278 45
Residence Urban 239 77.3 70 22.7 0.00 7.0 (4.9,10.0)
Rural 101 32.3 208 67.3   1
Educational status Illiterate 183 48.8 192 51.2   1
Primary 106 62.4 64 37.6 0.003 1.7 (1.2,2.5)
Secondary & Above 51 69.9 22 30.1 0.001 2.3 (1.4,4.2)
Knowledge Good 212 70.3 92 29.7 0.00 3.6 (2.6,5.0)
Poor 122 39.6 186 60.4   1
Employment Employed 61 50.8 59 49.2 0.305 0.8 (0.5,1.2)
Not employed 279 56 219 44   1
Delivery place Health facility 268 67.7 128 32.3 0.00 4.4 (3.1,6.2)
Home/At TBAs house 72 32.4 150 67.6   1
Parity 1 81 60.9 52 39.1 0.00 3.9 (2.2,6.9)
4–5 232 59.5 158 40.5 0.00 3.7 (2.2,6.0)
5+ 27 28.4 68 71.6   1
Mothers age 15–25 151 51 145 49 0.43 2.2 (1.0,4.6)
26–35 178 61.8 110 38.2 0.02 3.4 (1.6,7.2)
36–45 & above 11 32.4 23 67.6   1
Marital status Married 318 54.1 270 45.9   1
Divorced 22 73.3 8 26.7 0.44 2.3 (1.0,5.3)
Religion Muslim 273 52.1 251 47.9   1
Christian 67 71.3 27 28.7 0.001 2.3 (1.4,3.7)