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Table 3 Factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers who had children aged 6–24 months in Dabat HDSS site, Dabat District, northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Only half of the mothers practiced early initiation of breastfeeding in Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

Variables Early initiation of breastfeeding Crude odds ratio (95%CI**) Adjusted odds ratio (95%CI)
Yes (#) No (#)
Mother’s education
 Illiterate 270 301 1 1
 Literate 114 137 1.1 (0.8, 1.5) 1.1 (0.7, 1.3)
Mother’s employment
 Farmer 84 127 1.4 (0.9, 2.0) 0.8 (0.4, 1.5)
 Housewife 272 210 1 1
 Others 82 47 0.8 (0.4, 1.5) 1.4 (0.9, 2.0)
Father’s employment
 Unemployed 31 15 2.1 (1.1, 3.9) 1.6 (0.7, 3.3)
 Farmer 234 197 1.2 (0.9, 1.6) 1.3 (0.9, 1.8)
 Others 173 172 1 1
Father’s education
 Illiterate 286 268 0.2 (0.1, 0.4) 0.3 (0.2, 0.6)*
 Primary school 57 86 0.3 (0.2, 0.5) 0.5 (0.3, 0.9)*
 Secondary school and above 95 30 1 1
Wealth status
 Poor 103 204 1 1
 Medium 172 97 3.5 (2.5, 4.6)* 2.4 (1.6, 3.6)*
High 163 83 3.9 (2.7, 5.6)* 4.1 (2.8, 6.0)*
Mother’s IYFC knowledge
 Poor 114 158 1 1
 Medium 155 110 2.0 (1.4, 2.8)* 2.1 (1.4, 3.1)*
 High 169 116 2.0 (1.4, 2.8)* 2.3 (1.6, 3.3)*
Place of delivery
 Home 283 341 1 1
 Health facility 155 43 4.4 (3.0, 6.3)* 4.9 (3.2, 7.4)*
Health care access
 Good access 313 294 0.8 (0.6, 1.1) 0.9 (0.6, 1.4)
 Poor access 125 90 1 1
  1. * Significant at a p value of < 0.05
  2. ** Confidence interval
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