Table 4

Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals from bivariate and multivariable logistic regression model predicting the likelihood that mothers in Jimma Arjo woreda having delayed initiation of breastfeeding, 2009
Delayed Initiation of breastfeeding
Predictors Yes No Crude OR(95%CI) Adjusted OR(95%CI)
No. (%) No. (%)
Maternal education
Illiterate 106(39.3) 164(60.7) 2.051.09, 3.84)* 1.05 (1.03,1.94)*
Can read and write 16 (37.2) 27 (62.8) 2.13(0.93, 4.09) 0.51(0.22, 1.18)
Primary school and above 18(29) 44 (71) 1 1
Owner of radio 67 (37.9) 110(62.1) 0.97(0.64, 1.47) __
Yes
No
73 (36.87) 125 (63.13) 1
Antenatal care follow up
Yes 69(37.5) 115 (62.5) 0.94(0.62, 1.43) __
No 71 (37.1) 120 (62.9) 1
Marital status
Married 137(37.2) 231(62.8) 0.67(0.13, 3.59) __
Others 3 (42.9) 4(57.1) 1
Taking HE about FP
Yes 66 (39.3) 102(60.7) 1.2(0.79, 1.7)
No 74(36.81) 133 (63.19) 1
Delivery assistant
Traditional birth attendants 115(37.22) 194(62.78) 1.72(0.54, 5.45)
Health Extension Workers 10 (40) 15 (60) 2.44(0.63, 9.38) __
Nurse 11 (44) 14 (66) 1.80(0.44, 7.31)
Relative 4 (25) 12 (75) 1

Significant at p < 0 .05, Adjusted OR = Adjusted Odd Ratio, Crude OR = Crude Odd Ratio.

HE = Health education, FP = Family Planning.

Tamiru et al.

Tamiru et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:363   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-363

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