Table 1

Frequencies of the demographic characteristics of the mothers and their association with management of feeding practices in children
n (%) OR 95% CI P-value
Marital status
Single 5 (4.63) 1.00
Married 87 (80.55) 0.34 0.21 – 0.76 0.022
Widowed 15 (13.89) 1.26 0.88 – 2.35 0.061
Divorced 1 (0.93) NA
Education levels
None 9 (8.33) 1.00
1-4 years 10 (9.26) 7.33 3.37 – 12.91 0.023
5-8 years 56 (51.85) 5.20 2.65 – 7.89 0.031
≥9 years 33 (30.56) 3.88 1.76 – 6.55 0.039
Age
18-24 years 15 (13.89) 1.00
25-29 years 32 (29.63) 6.04 3.22 – 9.68 0.029
30-34 years 27 (25.00) 4.28 2.09 – 7.49 0.041
35-39 years 13 (12.04) 3.01 1.88 – 5.72 0.044
40-44 years 11 (10.18) 1.99 1.02 – 3.23 0.046
≥45 years 10 (9.26) 1.01 0.99 – 2.54 0.055
Occupation
Salaried 15 (13.89) 1.00
Farming 39 (36.11) 1.44 1.01 – 2.32 0.034
Business 54 (50.00) 4.02 2.11 – 7.85 0.027

Values are n (%). OR = Odd Ratio; 95% CI = 95% Confidence Interval. Logistic regression analyses were performed using the first category in each of the demographic characteristic as the reference group. Bad management of feeding was the dependent variable while all other factors were the independent variables in the logistic regression models.

Were et al.

Were et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:47   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-47

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