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Table 5 A bivariate and multivariate logistic regression output showing factors associated with minimum meal frequency practice in 06 to 23 months children, Dangila, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Dietary diversity, meal frequency and associated factors among infant and young children in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross- sectional study

Characteristics Minimum meal frequency AOR (95 % CI)
Inadequate Adequate COR (95 % CI)
Mother's education
 Cannot write and read 214 (54.60) 178 (45.40) 1.00 1.00
 Primary education (1–8) 123 (55.20) 100 (44.80) 0.977 (0.702,1.36) 0.912 (0.612,1.359)
 Secondary education (9 12) 85 (38.80) 134 (61.20) 1.895 (1.353,2.654) 1.347 (0.832,2.181)
 Higher education 34 (39.50) 52 (60.50) 1.839 (1.143,2.959) 1.022 (0.531,1.966)
Mother’s work
 Currently not work 358 (51.50) 337 (48.50) 1.00 1.00
 Currently working 98 (43.60) 127 (56.40) 1.377 (1.017,1.863) 1.180 (0.837,1.664)
Age of a child(months)
 06–11 237 (70.10) 101 (29.90) 1.00 1.00
 12–17 125 (43.60) 162 (56.40) 3.041 (2.187,4.229) 3.025 (2.141,4.274)
 18–23 94 (31.90) 201 (68.10) 5.018 (3.579,7.035) 5.028 (3.524,7.175)
Birth Order of index child
 First 135 (52.10) 124 (47.90) 1.00 1.00
 Second to fourth 270 (48.80) 283 (51.20) 1.141 (0.849,1.533) 1.580 (1.133,2.205)
 Above fourth 51 (47.20) 57 (52.80) 1.217 (0.776,1.908) 1.778 (1.068,2.958)
Breast feeding status
 No 41 (41.00) 59 (59.00) 1.00 1.00
 Yes 415 (50.60) 405 (49.40) 0.671 (0.445,1034) 0.895 (0.550,1.454)
Decision making at household
 Mothers not involved 127 (61.70) 79 (38.30) 1.00 1.00
 Mothers involved 329 (46.10) 385 (53.90) 1.881 (1.370,2.583) 1.512 (1.053,2.170)
Media exposure
 Unsatisfactory 335 (59.10) 232 (40.90) 1 1.00
 Satisfactory 121 (34.30) 232 (65.70) 2.769 (2.100,3.65) 2.620 (1.901,3.611)
Residence
 Rural 240 (46.20) 280 (53.80) 1.00 1.00
 Urban 216 (54.00) 184 (46.00) 1.37 (1.054,1.779) 1.243 (0.849,1.821)
Home gardening
 No 418 (50.70) 407 (49.30) 1.00 1.00
 Yes 38 (40.00) 57 (60.00) 0.050 (1.000,2.374) 1.412 (0.878,2.273)
Place of birth
 Home 240 (46.20) 280 (53.80) 1.00 1.00
 Institution 216 (54.00) 184 (46.00) 1.277 (0.946,1.723) 1.045 (0.689,1.583)
Time of post natal care visit
 Missing 158 (53.60) 137 (46.40) 1.00 1.00
 Within 1–2 days 22 (27.20) 59 (72.80) 3.093 (1.802, 5.310) 2.295 (1.269, 4.150)
 Within 3–6 days 78 (48.40) 83 (51.60) 1.227 (0.835,1.803) 0.860 (0.553,1.337)
 After 7 days 198 (51.70) 185 (48.30) 1.078 (0.795,1.461) 0.848 (0.598,1.189)
  1. AOR Adjusted Odd Ratio, COR Crude Odd Ratio, CI Confidence Interval