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Table 4 Multinomial logistic regression of predictors of feeding style of caregivers, Derashe special district, Southern Ethiopia

From: Feeding styles of caregivers of children 6-23 months of age in Derashe special district, Southern Ethiopia

Caregivers' feeding style RRR * P > |z| [95% Conf. Interval]
Laissez-faire     
Rural residence by the caregiver 0.16 0.000 0.08 0.33
Caregiver other than a biological mother 2.50 0.001 1.43 4.38
Frequency of BF more than eight times in
the previous 24 hours
1.88 0.038 1.03 3.41
Optimal birth interval between the study
child and older sibling (36-60 months)
2.46 0.002 1.38 4.40
Controlling     
Caregiver other than a biological mother 1.86 0.02 1.10 3.15
Frequency of BF more than eight times in
the previous 24 hours
1.70 0.043 1.02 2.85
Optimal birth interval between the study
child and older sibling (36-60 months)
0.54 0.038 0.30 0.97
  1. *RRR = Relative Risk Ratio; n = 764; The reference category is "Responsive feeding style"