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Table 3 Effect of socio-demographic and anthropometric factors on duration of breastfeeding

From: Factors associated with duration of breastfeeding in Bangladesh: evidence from Bangladesh demographic and health survey 2014

Predictors B SE p-value 95% CI for B VIF
Lower Upper
Demographic and health related variable
 Antenatal care visit, No Vs YesR 1.307 0.348 0.001 0.625 1.989 1.240
 Mode of delivery, Vaginal Vs CaesarianR 0.260 0.433 0.548 −0.589 1.110 2.025
 Place of delivery, Home Vs Hospital/Clinic 0.318 0.386 0.410 −0.439 1.076 2.133
 Mothers’ age at first birth −0.637 0.061 0.001 −0.757 −0.516 2.301
 Total children ever born −1.962 0.186 0.001 −2.328 −1.597 4.226
 Mothers’ age 0.660 0.047 0.001 0.568 0.752 4.355
Socio-economic variable
 Mothers’ educational level 0.331 0.207 0.109 −0.073 0.736 1.874
 Fathers’ educational level −0.268 0.174 0.123 −0.610 0.073 1.844
 Mothers’ occupation, Working outside of house Vs HousewifeR 1.240 0.310 0.001 0.632 1.848 1.064
Division
 Barisal Vs DhakaR 0.972 0.496 0.049 −0.001 1.945 1.530
 Chittagong Vs DhakaR 0.647 0.433 0.136 −0.203 1.496 1.736
 Khulna Vs DhakaR 1.305 0.494 0.008 0.337 2.273 1.538
 Rajshahi Vs DhakaR 0.579 0.486 0.233 −0.374 1.533 1.533
 Rangpur Vs DhakaR 1.823 0.488 0.001 0.865 2.781 1.578
 Sylhet Vs DhakaR 1.951 0.476 0.001 1.018 2.883 1.708
 Religion, Muslim Vs Non-MuslimR 0.707 0.477 0.139 −0.229 1.642 1.031
 Wealth Index −0.050 0.183 0.786 −0.409 0.309 1.630
Anthropometric variable
 Mothers’ body mass index 0.060 0.036 0.094 −0.010 0.130 1.223
R2-value = 0.779
  1. N.B. B: Regression coefficients, SE Standard error, CI Confidence interval, VIF Variation inflation factor, R Reference case