Table 2

Logistic regression models of determinants of breastfeeding cessation by 12 weeks with unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals
n(%) stopping breastfeeding by 12 weeks Unadjusted crude OR (95% CI) Model 1 Adjusted OR (95% CI) Model 2 Final adjusted OR (95% CI)
Breast problem or infection between birth and 6 weeks
No 130/715 (18.2) 1 1 1
Yes 38/90 (42.2) 3.2 (2.0 -5.3) 3.0 (1.7 -5.4) 3.1 (1.7 -5.7)
Missing 37/148 (25.0) 1.5 (1.0 2.2) 1.4 (0.9 – 2.1) 1.4 (0.9 – 2.3)
Antenatal feeding intention
EBF 63/390 (15.9) 1 1 1
PBF/MF 71/404 (17.6) 1.1 (0.7 – 1.6) 1.2 (0.8 – 1.6) 1.3 (0.9 – 1.8)
Not BF 51/94 (54.3) 6.2 (3.8 – 10.2) 5.6 (3.5 – 8.7) 5.6 (3.4 – 9.4)
Don’t know 9/21 (42.9) 3.9 (1.6 – 9.8) 3.9 (1.5 – 9.7) 4.1 (1.5 – 10.8)
Mothers HIV status
Negative 178/888 (20.1) 1 1 1
Positive 27/66 (40.9) 2.7 (1.6 – 4.6) 1.7 (0.9 – 3.0) 1.7 (1.0 – 2.8)
Mother earns money for herself
No 115/620 (18.6) 1 1
Yes 84/295 (28.5) 1.7 (1.2 - 2.4) 1.9 (1.3 – 2.8)
Mothers age
≤ 24 127/572 (22.2) 1
25–29 42/191 (21.3) 0.9 (0.7 – 1.5)
30–34 23/103 (22.3) 1.0 (0.6 – 1.7)
≥ 35 13/85 (15.3) 0.6 (0.3 – 1.2)
Mothers education
Some primary school 18/97 (18.6) 1
Some high school 112/571 (19.6) 1.1 (0.6 – 1.9)
Completed high school 61/240 (25.4) 1.5 (0.8 – 2.7)
Tertiary education 13/37 (35.1) 2.3 (1.0 – 5.5)
Marital status
Married 40/231 (17.3) 1
Cohabiting 21/80 (26.3) 1.7 (0.9 – 3.1)
Single/ divorced/ widowed/ separated 144/640 (22.5) 1.4 (0.9 – 2.0)
SES quintile
1 (poorest) 26/170 (15.3) 1
2 27/170 (15.9) 1.0 (0.58 – 1.8)
3 41/195 (21.0) 1.4 (0.8 – 2.5)
4 46/204 (22.6) 1.6 (0.9 – 2.7)
5 (least poor) 50/191 (26.2) 1.9 (1.1 – 3.3)
Electricity in the house
No 24/149 (16.1) 1
Yes 181/805 (22.5) 1.5 (0.9 – 2.4)
Study site
Paarl 59/326 (18.1) 1 1
Rietvlei 51/269 (19.3) 1.1 (0.7 – 1.6) 1.0 (0.6 – 1.8)
Umlazi 94/357 (26.3) 1.6 ( 1.1 – 2.3) 1.1 (0.6 – 1.8)
Study arm
Control 105/463 (22.7) 1 1
Intervention 100/490 (20.4) 0.8 (0.6 – 1.3) 1.0 (0.7 – 1.4)

All factors are cluster adjusted.

Doherty et al.

Doherty et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:105   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-105

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