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Table 6 Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding in Aysaita woreda, Afar region, Ethiopia, 2015: Multivariate analysis

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

Variables Categories Exclusive Breastfeeding Crude Odds ratio (95% CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
   Yes No
   n % n %
Total   340 55 278 45
Residence Urban 239 77.3 70 22.7 7.0 (4.9,10.0)** 5.7 (3.5,9.2)**
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 1.7 (1.2,2.5)* 0.6 (0.4,0.9)*
Secondary & Above 51 69.9 22 30.1 2.4 (1.5,4.2)* 0.6 (0.3,0.9)
Knowledge Good 212 70.3 92 29.7 3.613 (2.587,5.045)** 2.3 (1.6–3.5)**
Poor 122 39.6 186 60.4 1
Delivery place Health facility 268 67.7 128 32.3 4.4 (3.1,6.2)** 1.7 (1.1,2.7)*
Home/At TBAs house 72 32.4 150 67.6 1
Parity 1 81 60.9 52 39.1 3.9 (2.3,6.9)** 2.2 (1.2,4.2)*
“2–4” 232 59.5 158 40.5 3.7 (2.267,6.034)** 1.9((1.1,3.5)*
5+ 27 28.4 68 71.6 1
Mothers age 15–25 151 51 145 49 2.2 (1.0,4.7) 1.3 (0.6,3.5)
26–35 178 61.8 110 38.2 3.1 (1.6,7.2) 1.5 (0.6,3.7)
36–45 & above 11 32.4 23 67.6 1
  1. *p - value < 0.05 **p – value < 0.01