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Table 4 Simple binary logistic regression for the predictors associated with exclusive and predominantly breastfeeding

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     0.058
Male 345 1   
Female 248 0.69 0.47-1.01  
Mother’s age     0.099
<25 222 1   
26-30 211 0.91 0.58-0.43  
30-35 102 1.66 0.99-2.78  
>35 58 1.43 0.76-2.71  
Mother’s level of education     0.010
Illiterate 34 2.12 0.87-5.16  
Primary 73 2.12 1.11-4.07  
High school 317 1.90 1.26 -2.87  
Higher education 169 1   
Mother’s Occupation     0.009
Working 90 1   
Not Working 493 1.89 1.17-3.07  
No. of breastfeeds at night     0.006
None 117 1   
1-3 346 1.97 1.25 -3.09  
4-6 130 2.19 1.25 -3.84  
Parity     0.002
Primiparous 171 1   
Multiparous 422 1.83 1.24 -2.71  
Rooming in     0.000
with mother 517 5.87 3.54 -9.75  
In separate room 76 1   
Frequency     0.006
Scheduled 43 1   
Upon demand 320 2.76 1.37 -5.52  
Nipple problems     0.072
Yes 246 1   
No 347 1.41 0.96 -2.07  
Type of Delivery     0.001
Cesarean 98 1   
Normal 495 2.20 1.40 - 3.48  
Use of contraception     0.262
None 360 1   
Non-Hormonal 176 1.18 0.58-1.59  
Hormonal 57 0.83 0.43-1.59  
  1. *odds ratio ** Confidence interval.