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Table 3 Comparison of breastfeeding initiation by obstetric and health service related factors/practice in Goba Woreda, South East Ethiopia

From: Determinants of timely initiation of breastfeeding among mothers in Goba Woreda, South East Ethiopia: A cross sectional study

Variable   Breastfeeding Initiation time P-Value
  Category ≤ 1 hour N (%) > 1 hour N (%)  
Parity 1 83(56.8) 63(43.2) 0.392
  2-4 152(50.3) 150(49.7)  
  5 and more 74(50.3) 73(49.7)  
Birth interval(year) 1 2-3 15(46.9) 139(53.5) 17(53.1) 121(46.5) 0.772
  4 and more 160(52.1) 147(47.9)  
ANC visit Yes 270(53.1) 238(46.9) 0.218
  No 37(45.1) 45(54.9)  
No of ANC visit 1 11(44.0) 14(56.0) 0.574
  2-3 102(52.3) 93(47.7)  
  > = 4 157(54.5) 131(45.5)  
Mother s counseled on BF at ANC Yes 134(56.8) 102(43.2) 0.150
  No 136(50.0) 136(50.0)  
Place of delivery Home 202(48.1) 218(51.9) 0.001
  Health institution 106(63.9) 60(36.1)  
Type of delivery Normal/Vaginal 298(53.5) 259(46.5) 0.099*
  C/S 6(33.3) 12(66.7)  
Mothers counseled on BF at PNC Yes No 183(60.4) 131(44.3) 120(39.6) 165(55.7) < 0.0001
  1. ANC = Antenatal care, PNC = Post natal care, * Fisher exact test
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