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Table 3 Bivariable and multivariable logistic analysis showed factors associated with poor newborn care practice among postnatal mothers at Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia, 2018

From: Newborn care practices and its determinants among postnatal mothers in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia

Factors Category Newborn care practice COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) p-value
Good Poor
Age in years 15–20 6 7 10.00 (1.195, 83.691) 4.228 (0.414, 43.185) 0.224
21–35 175 186 0.886 (0.473, 1.660) 0.861 (0.417, 1.778) 0.686
36–49 20 24 1 1  
Educational status Unable to read and write 22 35 1.875 (0.900, 3.904) 1.868 (0.828, 4.213) 0.132
Able to read and write 21 16 0.898 (0.394, 2.044) 0.681 (0.267, 1.736) 0.421
Primary education 70 102 1.717 (0.954, 3.093) 1.643 (0.873, 3.091) 0.123
Secondary education 50 41 0.966 (0.504, 1.854) 0.995 (0.497, 0.992) 0.988
College and above 33 28 1 1  
Monthly income 151–650 ETB 5 6 1.001 (0.300, 3.337) 0.672 (0.158, 2.868) 0.592
651–1400 ETB 20 11 0.459 (0.214, 0.984) 0.428 (0.183, 0.999) 0.050*
> 1401 ETB 171 205 1 1  
First ANC visit Before 4 months 150 154 1 1  
Four and above months 42 61 1.415 (0.900, 2.225) 0.981 (0.579, 1.663) 0.944
Knew about thermal care Yes 146 147 1 1  
No 50 75 1.490 (0.974, 2.278) 1.225 (0.763, 1.967) 0.400
Knew about the initiation of breastfeeding Yes 192 209 1 1  
No 4 13 2.986 (0.957, 9.314) 1.437 (0.352, 5.864) 0.613
Mode of delivery SVD 130 109 0.419 (0.243, 0.722) 0.438 (0.240, 0.800) 0.007*
Cesarean section 41 63 0.768 (0.413, 1.429) 0.912 (0.467, 1.784) 0.789
Instrumental 25 50 1 1  
Number of ANC visit One 143 136 0.106 (0.013, 0.845) 0.111 (0.013, 0.944) 0.044*
Two 35 42 0.133 (0.016, 1.104) 0.151 (0.017, 1.314) 0.087
Three 13 28 0.239 (0.027, 2.092) 0.245 (0.026, 2.298) 0.218
Four and above 3 7 1 1  
  1. AOR adjusted odd ratio, CI confidence interval, COR crude odd ratio, ETB Ethiopian Birr, EBF exclusive breastfeeding, SVD spontaneous vaginal delivery, ANC antenatal care
  2. * Significant at p-value < 0.05