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Table 3 Results of multivariable logistic regression analysis

From: Levels and determinants of complementary feeding based on meal frequency among children of 6 to 23 months in Bangladesh

Variables Complementary feeding(CF)
Any CF (yes/no) Inadequate CF Adequate CF
  Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P values Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P values Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P values
Children age (months)
 6–11 0.55 (0.32–0.96) <0.001 0.57 (0.33–1.00) 0.050 0.22 (0.10–0.47) <0.001
 12–17 2.63 (1.14–6.07) 0.037 2.68 (1.16–6.19) 0.021 1.84 (0.72–4.71) 0.206
 18–23 (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Sex of child
 Male 0.92 (0.56–1.49) 0.725 0.91 (0.56–1.50) 0.719 1.01 (0.54–1.89) 0.978
 Female (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Mother’s education
 Illiterate 1.11 (0.52–2.37) 0.779 1.11 (0.52–2.35) 0.792 1.48 (0.46–4.69) 0.509
 Literate (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Father’s education
 Illiterate 1.01 (0.54–1.89) 0.981 1.03 (0.55–1.92) 0.934 0.32 (0.11–0.95) 0.040
 Literate (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Father’s employment status
 Currently unemployed 0.42 (0.08–2.25) 0.313 0.44 (0.08–2.36) 0.341 0.23 (0.02–2.12) 0.193
 Labours 0.94 (0.28–3.20) 0.918 0.98 (0.29–3.35) 0.976 0.49 (0.13–1.89) 0.297
 Service holders 0.68 (0.19–2.40) 0.551 0.70 (0.20–2.48) 0.584 0.50 (0.13–2.01) 0.330
 Businessman (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Socioeconomic status
 Poor 0.85 (0.39–1.84) 0.539 0.86 (0.40–1.86) 0.704 0.55 (0.18–1.70) 0.299
 Middle 0.69 (0.35–1.34) 0.687 0.70 (0.36–1.37) 0.297 0.28 (0.09–0.86) 0.025
 Rich (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Watch Television
 No 0.89 (0.51–1.57) 0.695 0.90 (0.51–1.58) 0.712 0.68 (0.31–1.49) 0.336
 Yes (ref.) 1.00   1.00 . 1.00  
Listen radio
 No 1.24 (0.55–2.81) 0.607 1.24 (0.55–2.81) 0.608 1.21 (0.42–3.44) 0.722
 Yes (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00 .
Read newspapers/magazine
 No 0.82 (0.38–1.77) 0.602 0.86 (0.40–1.85) 0.702 0.38 (0.16–0.92) 0.032
 Yes (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Food insecurity
 No 0.83 (0.47–1.46) 0.526 0.83 (0.47–1.46) 0.518 0.90 (0.42–1.95) 0.796
 Yes (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Place of residence
 Urban 1.43 (0.75–2.70) 0.275 1.40 (0.74–2.65) 0.300 1.93 (0.90–4.13) 0.090
 Rural (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Region of residence
 Southern 2.40 (0.75–7.70) 0.276 2.40 (0.75–7.68) 0.141 2.84 (0.65–12.38) 0.164
 Southeastern 0.72 (0.34–1.49) 0.140 0.71 (0.34–1.47) 0.357 1.26 (0.44–3.58) 0.663
 Central 1.67 (0.64–4.34) 0.380 1.65 (0.65–4.30) 0.304 2.42 (0.69–8.45) 0.165
 Western 1.34 (0.49–3.73) 0.294 1.32 (0.48–3.66) 0.592 2.44 (0.66–9.01) 0.182
 Mid–western 1.19 (0.47–3.01) 0.570 1.17 (0.47–2.97) 0.735 2.03 (0.59–6.99) 0.263
 Northwestern 1.19 (0.48–2.92) 0.711 1.17 (0.48–2.88) 0.733 2.04 (0.58–7.13) 0.263
 Eastern (ref.) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
  1. CI 95 % confidence interval