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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

From: Sub-optimal breastfeeding of infants during the first six months and associated factors in rural communities of Jimma Arjo Woreda, Southwest Ethiopia

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  
  1. Significant at p < 0 .05, Adjusted OR = Adjusted Odd Ratio, Crude OR = Crude Odd Ratio.
  2. HE = Health education, FP = Family Planning.