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Table 5 Factors associated with excusive breastfeeding among mothers having children aged 6–24 months old in Burao, Somaliland, 2019 (n = 464)

From: Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and its associated factors among children age 6-24 months in Burao district, Somaliland

VariableCategoriesExclusive breastfeedingOdds Ratio (95% CI)
YesNoCrude Odds RatioAdjusted Odds Ratio
Educational level of the motherNo formal education30 (6.5%)210 (45.3%)0.27 (0.13, 0.55)0.32 (0.19, 0.53)*
Elementary school25 (5.4%)81 (17.5%)0.57 (0.33, 0.97)0.48 (0.29, 0.80)*
Higher schools and above40 (8.6%)78 (17.8%)11
Monthly income100$-200$24 (5.2%)161 (34.7%)0.28 (0.16, 0.50)0.35 (0.18, 0.67)*
201$-400$34 (7.3%)138 (29.7%)0.47 (0.27, 0.80)0.56 (0.30, 1.00)
>  400$37 (8%)70 (15.1%)11
Sex of the childMale57 (12.3%)167 (36%)11
Female38 (8.2%)202 (43.5%)0.55 (0.35, 0.87)0.48 (0.29, 0.80)*
ANC visitYes84 (18.1%)251 (54.1%)11
No11 (2.4%)118 (25.4%)0.27 (0.14, 0.54)0.33 (0.16, 0.66)*
Support from husbandYes53 (11.4%)110 (23.7%)11
No42 (9.1%)259 (55.8%)0.34 (0.21, 0.53)0.32 (0.19, 0.53)*
Place of birthHome16 (3.4%)110 (23.7%)0.47 (0.26, 0.85)0.69 (0.36, 1.31)
Health facility79 (17%)259 (55.8%)11
  1. *significant at p value < 0.05; Reference Category = 1.00