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Table 7 Multivariable logistic regression parameter estimates of early initiation of breastfeeding

From: Determinants of the early initiation of breastfeeding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Parameter Β Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval)
Method of delivery
 Vaginal 0. 728a (0.188) 2.071 (1.43, 2.99)
 Caesarean 0 1
Knowledge about timing of breastfeeding initiation
 Don’t know when to initiate breastfeeding −4.442a (0.191) 0.012 (0.008, 0.017)
 Know when to initiate breastfeeding 0 1
Maternal educational level
 Secondary school level and below 0.432a (0.161) 1.541 (1.13, 2.11)
 Graduate and postgraduate levels 0 1
Breastfeeding information
 Yes 0.397a (0.189) 1.487 (1.026, 2.54)
 No 0 1
Region
 Middle 0.944a (0.259) 2.57 (1.55, 4.27)
 Northern 0.621a (0.292) 1.86 (1.05, 3.297)
 Eastern 0.705a (0.276 2.03 (1.18, 3.45)
 Western 0.891a (0.78) 2.437 (1.41, 4.12)
 Southern 0 1
  1. asignificant at 5% level of significance or less