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Table 2 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of independent variables for early initiation of breastfeeding in Afar Regional State, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Early initiation of breastfeeding, colostrum avoidance, and their associated factors among mothers with under one year old children in rural pastoralist communities of Afar, Northeast Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Timely breastfeeding initiation COR (95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
No Yes
Husband attended any school
 No 123 198 0.62(0.35,1.11) 1.09(0.39,3.10)
 Yes (ref.) 19 49 1 1
 Total 142 247   
Respondent able to read and write
 No 128 210 0.52(0.26,1.03) 0.61(0.228,1.61)
 Yes (ref.) 12 38 1 1
 Total 140 248   
Presence of health post in the kebele
 No 32 75 1.47(0.91,2.38) 1.92(0.14,26.84)
 Yes (ref.) 103 164 1 1
 Total 135 239   
Time to reach health post
  < =30 min 72 95 0.49(0.266,0.92) 0.56(0.24,1.29)
 30–60 min 6 12 0.75(0.25,2.29) 0.51(0.13,1.99)
  > 60 min(ref.) 18 48 1 1
 Total 96 155   
Respondent visited HP during the last year
 No 72 155 1.48(0.96,2.28) 1.83(0.92,3.61)
 Yes (ref.) 59 86 1 1
 Total 131 241   
Trust nurses on providing pregnancy care
 I always trust them 48 58 0.40(0.23,0.69) 2.98(0.43,20.82)
 I sometimes trust them 23 46 0.67(0.35,1.26) 5.59(1.05,29.81)*
 I don’t trust them(ref.) 33 99 1 1
 Total 104 203   
ANC visit in the last pregnancy
 No 102 172 0.89(0.56,1.40) 1.12(0.29,4.37)
 Yes (ref.) 40 76 1 1
 Total 142 248   
Place of delivery
 At home 131 214 0.53(0.26,1.08) 0.59(0.16, 2.27)
 At health institution (ref.) 11 34 1 1
 Total 142 248   
Delivery attended by who
 Skilled attendant 11 36 2.03(0.99,4.14) 4.75(1.71,13.19)*
 Other (ref.) 128 206 1 1
 Total 139 242   
  1. *=p-value< 0.05, CI Confidence Interval, COR Crude Odds Ratio, AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit = 0.814