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Table 6 Factors associated with prelacteal feeding practice among postnatal mothers presenting to neonatal intensive care unit of Debre Tabor General Hospital, Amhara regional state, North Central Ethiopia, 2019

From: Prevalence and associated factors of prelacteal feeding among neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units, North central Ethiopia, 2019

Factors Prelacteal feeding Odds Ratio at 95% CI P-value
Yes n(%) No n(%) COR AOR
Residence (n = 321)
 Urban 17 (26.2) 120 (47.0) 1.0 1.0  
 Rural 48 (73.8) 136 (53.1) 2.50 (1.36, 4.56) 4.07 (1.30, 12.81) .016
Parity(n = 321)
 Primiparous 49 (75.4) 30 (11.7) 23.07 (11.7, 45.6) 4.50 (1.53, 13.26) .006
 Multiparous 16 (24.6) 226 (88.3) 1.0 1.0  
ANC visits (n = 295)
 < 4 60 (92.3) 46 (20.0) 48.00 (18.24, 126.34) 4.71 (1.23, 17.84) .022
 ≥ 4 5 (7.7) 184 (80.0) 1.0 1.0  
Spousal accompany to ANC (n = 246)
 Yes 10 (15.4) 76 (42.0) 0.25 (0.12, 0.52) 0.20 (0.05, 0.75) .017
 No 55 (84.6) 105 (58.0) 1.0 1.0  
Place of delivery(n = 321)
 Health facility 9 (13.8) 226 (88.3) 1.0 1.0  
 Home 56 (86.2) 30 (11.7) 46.87 (21.06, 104.35) 5.94 (1.80,19.67) .004
Mode of Delivery(n = 321)
 Vaginal 38 (58.5) 238 (93.0) 1.0 1.0  
 Cesarean section 27 (41.5) 18 (7.0) 9.40 (1.57, 15.32) 1.40 (0.46, 4.23) .553
Birth outcome (n = 379)
 Single 13 (20.0) 250 (97.7) 1.0 1.0  
 Twin 52 (80.0) 64 (2.3) 15.63 (1.25, 18.69) 6.69 (1.25, 35.91) .027
Initiation time of breastfeeding (n = 321)
 Early 9 (13.8) 179 (57) 1.0 1.0  
 Late 56 (86.2) 77 (24) 14.47 (6.81, 30.71) 0.27 (0.05, 1.47) .132
Belief on the purported advantages of prelacteal feeding (n = 321)
 Yes 56 (86.2) 44 (17.2) 30.68 (14.11, 66.68) 7.29 (2.09, 25.39) .002
 No 9 (13.8) 212 (82.8) 1.0 1.0