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Table 2 Factors associated with timely initiation of complementary feeding among mothers who had infant aged from six months to one year, attended public facilities in Mekelle town, from December 2010 – January 2011

From: Timely initiation of complementary feeding and associated factors among children aged 6 to 12 months in Northern Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study

Variable Category Complementary feeding timely CORa(95% CI) AORb(95% CI)
Yes No
Age of mothers <=19 13 16   
20–29 172 102 2.075 (0.959, 4.490) 0.972 (0.374, 2.524)
>30 80 39 2.525 (1.105, 5.766) 1.764 (0.578, 5.377)
Educational level of mother Illiterate 54 58   
1–8 68 50 1.461 (0.868, 2.458) 0.933 (0.478, 1.818)
9–12+ 143 49 3.135 (1.915, 5.130) 2.361 (1.144, 4.869)
Occupation of mother Employed 111 82   
Jobless(housewives) 154 75 1.517 (1.020, 2.256) 2.347 (1.404, 3.921)
Marital status Not in union 40 11   
Married/in union 254 117 7.894 (3.911, 15.934) 1.57 (0.547, 4.505)
Educational status of husband Illiterate 32 66   
1–8 56 32 3.609 (1.970, 6.614) 1.901 (0.941, 3.839)
9–12+ 177 59 6.187 (3.698, 10.354) 2.991 (1.501, 5.957)
Television ownership No 60 76   
Yes 205 81 3.206 (2.096, 4.904) 0.969 (0.512, 1.834)
Radio ownership No 54 58   
Yes 211 99 2.289 (1.471, 3.558) 1.444 (0.854, 2.442)
Number of live birth 1 100 78   
>1 165 79 1.629 (1.093, 2.429) 2.344 (1.438, 3.822)
ANC follow up No 13 41   
Yes 252 116 6.851 (3.536, 13.276) 2.845 (1.240, 6.528)
Postnatal care Yes 67 61   
No 198 96 1.878 (1.229, 2.869) 0.860 (0.492, 1.505)
Planned child No 55 57   
Yes 210 100 2.176 (1.401, 3.381) 1.052 (0.589, 1.885)
Place of delivery Out of health facility 40 51   
Health facility 225 106 2.706 (1.685, 4.348) 0.720 (0.270, 1.920)
Assistant of the delivery Non professional 48 57   
Professional 217 100 2.577 (1.641, 4.046) 1.253 (0.690, 2.275)
Birth preparedness No 22 57   
Yes 243 100 6.296 (3.653, 10.850) 2.816 (1.459, 5.437)
Knows optimal BF No 175 130   
  yes 90 27 2.476 (1.523, 4.027) 1.426 (0.806, 2.522)
  1. aCOR Crude Odds Ratio.
  2. bAOR Adjusted Odds Ratio.