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Table 3 Factors associated with timely initiation of complementary feeding among mothers with children aged 6–23 months in Lalibela District, northeast Ethiopia, 2015

From: Determinants of timely initiation of complementary feeding among mothers with children aged 6–23 months in Lalibela District, Northeast Ethiopia, 2015

Variables Timely initiation of complementary feeding COR c(95 % CI) AOR d(95 % CI)
  Yes# No#   
Maternal age
 25–34 140 76 0.92(0.58,1.48)  
  > 34 45 40 0.56 (0.32,0.99)  
 15–24 80 40 1  
Maternal marital status
 Currently married 228 123 1.65(0.99,2.78)  
 Currently unmarried 37 33 1  
Maternal education
 Illiterate 41 79 1  
 Primary school 63 43 2.82(1.64,4.85) 3.39(1.52,7.54) b
 Secondary school and above 161 34 9.12(5.38,15.48) 4.33 (1.99, 9.40) b
Maternal occupation
 Employed 55 15 2.3 (1.25, 4.36)  
 Others 56 43 0.83 (0.57, 1.32)  
 Housewife 154 98 1  
Wealth status
 Poor 71 68 1  
 Medium 145 44 3.16 (1.97,5.07)  
 Rich 49 44 1.07 (0.63,1.80)  
Paternal education
 Illiterate 45 60 1  
 Primary school 31 20 2.07(1.05, 4.09)  
 Secondary school and above 152 43 4.71(2.82, 7.88)  
Paternal occupation
 Employed 121 42 2.55(1.59, 4.11)  
 Merchant 40 18 1.97(1.04, 3.74)  
 Farmer 25 26 0.85(0.45, 1.61)  
 Unemployed 79 70 1  
Owning television
 Yes 141 45 2.81(1.84, 4.28)  
 No 124 111 1  
Antenatal care
 Yes 245 61 21.26(11.80,38.33) 5.9(2.45,14.21) b
 No 17 90 1 1
Place of delivery
 Yes 206 56 6.24 (4.01,9.72) 2.54(1.33,4.82) b
 No 56 95 1 1
Postnatal care
 Yes 80 25 2.22(1.34,3.67)  
 No 182 126 1  
Health extension visits a
 No visit 10 21 1  
 1–2 times 85 69 2.59 (1.14,5.86)  
 3–4 times 147 60 5.15 (2.29,11.57)  
  ≥ 5 times 23 6 8.05 (2.49,25.99)  
  1. a health extension visits were determined based on the number of visits made during the past 6 months preceding the date of survey
  2. b significant at a P-vale of <0.05
  3. c Crude Odds Ratio
  4. d Adjusted Odds Ratio