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Table 2 Factors associated with timely initiation of complementary feeding in the rural population of northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Mother’s Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) knowledge improved timely initiation of complementary feeding of children aged 6–24 months in the rural population of northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Timely initiation of complementary feeding Crude odds ratio (95% CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
Yes (#) No (#)
Initiation of breastfeeding
 Early initiation 36 29 1.08 (0.64, 1.8)  
 Late initiation 282 244 1  
Mothers IYCF knowledge
 Poor 113 74 1 1
 Medium 77 132 2.62 (1.74, 3.93) 2.34 (1.54, 3.81)*
 High 83 112 2.06 (1.37, 3.10) 2.10 (1.41, 3.87)*
ANC visits
 No 121 87 1  
 1–3 130 121 0.65 (0.41, 1.02)  
 ≥ 4 67 65 0.82 (0.57, 1.18)  
Health care access
 Good access 216 217 0.55 (0.38, 0.8)  
 Poor access 102 56 1  
Wealth status
 Poor 101 104 1  
 Medium 112 75 1.54 (1.03, 2.30)  
 High 105 94 1.15 (0.78, 1.70)  
Place of delivery
 Home 234 192 1  
 Health institution 84 81 0.85 (0.59, 1.22)  
Postnatal visit
 Yes 86 73 1.02 (0.71, 1.43)  
 No 232 200 1  
Mothers educational status
 No formal education 217 198 1  
 Primary education 44 35 1.15 (0.71, 1.86)  
 Secondary and above 57 40 1.30 (0.83, 2.04)  
  1. * Significant at p < 0.05