Table 5

Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals from bivariate and multivariable logistic regression model predicting the likelihood that mothers in Jimma Arjo Woreda not exclusively breastfed during the first 6 months, 2009
Predictors Non-exclusive breastfeeding
Yes No Crude OR (95%CI) Adjusted OR(95%CI)
No. (%) No. (%)
Mothers age
15-20 18 (41.9) 25 (58.1) 0.48 (0. 12, 1.95)
21-25 97 (50.8) 94(49.2) 0.69 (0.19, 2.51) _
26-30 62 (63.3) 36(36.7) 1.45 (0.30, 4.34)
31-35 16 (40) 24 (60) 0.44(0.11, 1.83)
36 and above 6 (60) 4 (40) 1
Child’s age
0-2 44(36.1) 78(63.9) 0.28(0.17, 0.46)** 0.27(0.16, 0.47)**
3-4 41(46.1) 48(53.9) 0.42(0.25, 0.70)** 0.43(0.25, 0.73)**
5-6 114(66.7) 57(33.3) 1 1
Fetching water
Mother 161(53.3) 141(46.7) 0.79(0.48, 1.30) __
Children/husband 38 (47.5) 42 (52.5) 1
Ownership of radio
Yes 104(57.5) 77 (42.5) 0.66(0.44, 0.99)* 0.56(0.37,0.88)*
No 95(47.3) 106(52.7) 1 1
Antenatal Care follow up
Yes 103(52.1) 87 (45.8) 0.85(0.57, 1.26) __
No 96 (50) 96 (50) 1
Delivery assistant
Traditional birth attendants 164(52.7) 147(47.3) 0.86(0.31, 2.36) 0.67(0.22,1.96)
Health Extension Workers 16 (55.2) 13 (44.8) 0.96(0.28, 0.97)* 0.88(0.23,3.39)
Nurse 10 (41.7) 14 (58.3) 0.56(0.16, 1.10) 0.38(0.11,1.50)
Relative 9 (50) 9 (50) 1 1
Discarded colostrum
Yes 42 (40.8) 61 (59.2) 1.87(1.18, 2.96)** 1.78(1.09,4.94)**
No 157(56.3) 122(43.7) 1 1
EBF Knowledge
Yes 57 (48.6) 66 (51.4) 1.30(0.87, 1.94) __
No 142(36.1) 117(63.90) 1

EBF = Exclusive Breastfeeding.

Tamiru et al.

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

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