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Table 2 Binary logistic regression for the predictors associated with the initiation time of the first breastfeed (n=587) 1

From: Patterns and determinants of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices of Emirati Mothers in the United Arab Emirates

Variables No. OR* 95% CI** P value
Infant Sex     0.898
Male 340 1   
Female 247 1.23 0.67-1.51  
Mother’s age     0.291
<25 218 1   
25-30 210 0.98 0.61-1.55  
30-35 102 0.64 0.37-1.09  
>35 57 0.68 0.35-1.33  
Parity     0.000
Primiparous 168 1   
Multiparous 419 2.26 1.51-3.39 0.000
Mother’s Occupation     0.011
Working 91 1   
Not working 496 1.090 1.17-3.08 0.009
Infant birth weight(kg)     0.001
<2.5kg 86 1   
2.5-3.0 181 1.93 1.11-3.36 0.019
3.1-4.0 289 2.90 1.71-4.93 0.000
>4.0 12 0.87 0.25-2.97 0.826
Mother’s level of education     0.248
Illiterate 33 2.17 0.79-5.96  
primary 72 1.16 0.62-2.19  
high school 314 1.43 0.93-2.20  
Higher education 168 1   
Rooming in     0.000
With mother 517 17.64 9.63-32.32 0.000
In separate room 70 1   
Delivery Method     0.001
Normal 491 2.188 1.36-3.49 0.001
C- Section 96 1   
  1. *odd ratio ** Confidence interval.
  2. 1 six out of 593 mothers did not attempt to breastfeed their infants.