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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression analysis showing factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers in rural areas of West Ethiopia, April to May, 2014 (n = 593)

From: Predictors of early breastfeeding initiation among mothers of children under 24 months of age in rural part of West Ethiopia

  Initiation of BF within one hour 95 % CI
Variables (n = 593) Yes No COR AOR
N (%) N (%)
Maternal Occupation     
  Housewife 266 (89.3) 32 (10.7) 2.57 (1.62-4.08)c 2.48 (1.54- 3.99)c
  Business womena 207 (76.4) 64 (23.6) 1.00 1.00
Owner Radio/TV     
  Yes 277 (87.1) 41 (12.9) 1.00 1.00
  No 196 (78.1) 55 (21.9) 0.53 (0.34-0.82)c 0.55 (0.37-0.88)c
Colostrum feeding     
  Yes 443 (84.5) 81 (15.5) 2.74 (1.41-5.31)c 2.22 (1.08-4.55)c
  No 30 (66.7) 15 (33.3) 1.00 1.00
Advise after delivery on BF     
  Yes 411 (85.8) 68 (14.2) 1.00 1.00
  No 62 (68.9) 28 (31.1) 0.37 (0.22-0.61)c 0.44 (0.25-0.75)c
Prelacteal feeding     
  Yes 21 (60.0) 14 (40) 0.27 (0.13-0.56)c 0.30 (0.14-0.65)c
  No 452 (84.6) 82 (15.4) 1.00 1.00
  1. aBusiness women = farmer, merchant, government employee
  2. bStatistically significant CI., CI confidence interval, COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  3. Independent variables entered in the initial model: sex of child, maternal age, mother’s occupation, owner radio/TV, maternal education, wealth index, colostrum feeding, advise, and prelacteal feeding. [d.f.13 Wald chi square value:35.034 (p < 0.001); Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness of fit test: 0.456]. Model 1: mother’s occupation, owner radio/TV, colostrum feeding, advice, and prelacteal feeding. [d.f. 5; Wald chi square value; 32.315 (p < 0.000); Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness of fit test: 0.611]. Maternal characteristics examined as control variables included age and education. We also adjusted for sex of child in the analyses