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Table 3 Household and environmental factors influencing EBF Practices in Gwanda District, Matabeleland South Province, 2018

From: Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers of infants aged 6 to 12 months in Gwanda District, Zimbabwe

Variable Non-EBF
n = 144
EBF
n = 81
OR (95% CI) p - value
Maternal occupation
 Employed 27 20 1  
 Unemployed 117 61 1.42 (0.73, 2.74) 0.29
Income source
 Independent 21 24 1  
 Dependent 123 57 0.41 (0.21, 0.79) 0.007
Residence
 Rural 96 58 1  
 Urban/mine 48 23 0.73 (0.44, 1.44) 0.45
Live in few rooms (1 or 2)
 Yes 54 11 1  
 No 89 70 3.86 (1.88, 7.93) 0.0001
  1. Chi-square test of association was used to obtain p - values and Odds ratios