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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of independent variables for colostrum avoidance 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 Colostrum avoided COR (95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
No Yes
Respondent able to read and write
 No 83 255 0.5(0.22,1.54) 0.48(0.03,8.17)
 Yes (ref.) 7 43 1 1
 Total 90 289   
Discussion with TBA on child nutrition
 No 13 88 5.92(1.84.19.08) 6.63(1.43,30.63)*
 Yes (ref.) 7 8 1  
 Total 20 96   
Number of live births
 1 19 43 0.62(0.34,1.13) 0.61(0.09,4.4)
  > 1 (ref.) 70 255 1 1
 Total 89 298   
ANC visit in the last pregnancy
 No 70 204 0.61(0.35,1.06) 1.12(0.29,4.37)
 Yes (ref.) 20 96 1  
 Total 90 300   
Counseling received on new born care
 No 84 268 0.52(0.19,1.37) 0.42(0.05,4.03)
 Yes (ref.) 5 31 1  
 Total 89 299   
Presence of health post in the kebele
 No 32 74 0.52(0.31,0.87) 0.26(0.07,1.02)
 Yes (ref.) 49 219 1  
 Total 81 293   
  1. *=p-value< 0.05, CI Confidence Interval, COR Crude Odds Ratio, AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio