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Table 3 Factors associated with timely initiation of CF among mothers who had children aged 6–23 months in Pawe District, northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Complementary feeding practices among children in Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia

Variables Timely initiation of CF
Yes No Crude odds ratio (95% CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
Sex of the child
 Female 247 138 1.00  
 Male 238 162 0.82 (0.62, 1.10)  
Place of residence
 Rural 325 245 1.00 1.00
 Urban 160 55 2.20 (1.55, 3.11)* 2.11 (1.47, 3.02)*
Mother’s marital status
 Currently married 424 245 1.56 (1.10, 2.32)*  
 Currently unmarried 61 55 1.00  
Family size
 ≤5 members 364 209 1.31 (0.95, 1.81)  
 >5 member 121 91 1.00  
Number of children under 5 years
 1 103 71 0.66 (0.47, 0.94)*  
 2 145 66 1.00 (0.70, 1.44)  
 3–5 237 163 1.00  
Birth order of index child
 1st 104 71 1.22 (0.74, 2.01)  
 2nd–3rd 328 185 0.83 (0.58, 1.18)  
 ≥4th 53 44 1.00  
Possession of TV or radio
 No 66 17 1.00  
 Yes 419 283 0.38 (0.22, 0.66)*  
Postnatal checkup
 Yes 408 214 2.13 (1.5, 3.02)* 1.68 (1.15, 2.45)*
 No 77 86 1.00 1.00
  1. * p < 0.05