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Table 3 Association of sociodemographic, infant feeding practices and health services related characteristics with EBF of infants less than 6 months of age, SNNPR & Tigray Region, (n = 572)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding among rural mothers of infants less than six months of age in Southern Nations, Nationalities, Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariablesExclusive BreastfeedingCOR
CI (95%)
AOR
CI (95%)
No (n, %)Yes (n, %)
Age of mothers in years
 15–2934 (9.9%)309 (90.1%)1.75 (0.94, 3.25)1.69 (0.97, 2.95)
 30–4935 (14.8%)202 (85.2%)1.001.00
Age of child in months
 0–217 (5.6%)288 (94.4%)4.39 (2.34, 8.24) ***4.47 (2.41, 8.27)***
 3–553 (19.1%)225 (80.9%)1.001.00
Sex of child
 Male38 (13.3%)247 (86.7%)0.96 (0.55, 1.69)
 Female32 (10.7%)266 (89.3%)1.00 
Mothers’ educational status
 Never attend school34 (13.0%)228 (87.0%)1.00
 Primary and above32 (10.4%)275 (89.6%)0.97 (0.53, 1.76) 
Mothers’ occupation
 Working mothers11 (13.1%)73 (86.9%)1.00 
 House wife58 (11.6%)440 (88.4%)1.09 (0.50, 2.39)
Marital status
 Unmarried6 (26.1%)17 (73.9%)1.001.00
 Married64 (11.4%)496 (88.6%)5.25 (1.64, 6.79)**4.35 (1.50, 12.67)**
ANC follow up
 No6 (10.7%)50 (89.3%)1.001.00
 Yes63 (12.0%)463 (88.0%)0.48 (0.17, 1.30)0.43 (0.16, 1.14)
Breastfeeding counseling during Pregnancy
 No37 (15.4%)204 (84.6%)1.001.00
 Yes32 (9.4%)308 (90.6%)2.16 (1.16, 4.02)*2.23 (1.26, 3.96)**
Place of delivery
 Home41 (15.6%)222 (84.4%)1.001.00
 Health facility28 (8.8%)289 (91.2%)2.20 (1.13, 3.29)*2.07 (1.15, 3.73)*
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal delivery67 (11.8%)503 (88.2%)3.21 (0.57, 17.97)3.22 (0.60, 17.27)
 Cesarean section3 (23.1%)10 (76.9%)1.001.00
Initiation of breastfeeding
 Within 1 h50 (10.4%)429 (89.6%)1.66 (0.84, 3.27)1.72 (0.90, 3.29)
 Above 1 h18 (18.0%)82 (82.0%)1.001.00
Prelacteal feeding
 No66 (11.5%)506 (88.5%)4.08 (0.89, 18.68)4.33 (0.98, 19.09)
 Yes3 (33.3%)6 (66.7%)1.001.00
Colostrum feeding
 No12 (17.6%)56 (82.4%)1.00 
 Yes57 (11.1%)457 (88.9%)1.32 (0.58,2.99)
Breastfeeding problem
 No67 (11.9%)495 (88.1%)1.20 (0.24,6.13)
 Yes3 (15.0%)17 (85.0%)1.00 
Did anyone help you with breastfeeding?
 No43 (13.0%)288 (87.0%)1.00 
 Yes26 (10.4%)224 (89.6%)0.84 (0.43, 1.63)
  1. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001
  2. COR Crude Odds Ratio, AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval