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Table 3 Factors associated with colostrum avoidance among primipara mothers having infants less than 6 months in Bahir Dar City, North west Ethiopia, 2016

From: Colostrum avoidance practice among primipara mothers in urban Northwest Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study

  Colostrum Avoidance   
Yes No COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI) P-value
Variable (N & %) (N& %)    
Marital status
 Married 25 (7.2) 320 (92.8) 1   
 Unmarried 10 (18.9) 43 (81.1) 2.98 (1.34,6.62) 4.52 (1.13,18.16) 0.033*
Maternal occupation
 Unemployed 21 (7.1) 273 (92.9) 1   
 Employed 14 (13.5) 90 (86.5) 2.02 (0.987,4.4) 3.46 (1.15,10.51) 0.027*
Mother’s education
 Uneducated 29 (11.6) 222 (88.4) 3.07 (1.24,7.58) 0.28 (0.067,1.13) .074
 Educated 6 (4.1) 141 (95.9) 1   
Father’s education
 Uneducated 21 (13.6) 133 (86.4) 2.84 (1.30,6.24) 0.21 (0.07,.67) 0.09
 Educated 10 (5.3) 180 (94.7) 1   
Number of ANC follow up visits
  < 3visits 12 (9.1) 120 (90.9) 1.81 (0.788,4.5) 0.93 (0.30,2.85) 0.894
  ≥ 4visits 12 (5.2) 217 (94.8) 1   
Mode of delivery
 Normal/vaginal 18 (5.5) 309 (94.5) 1   
 C/S 17 (23.9) 54 (76.1) 5.4 (2.62,11.14) 5.20 (1.87,20.90) 0.003*
Early initiation of breast feeding
 Yes 14 (5.4) 245 (94.6) 1   
 No 21 (15.1) 118 (84.9) 3.11 (1.53,6.34) 2.79 (0.96,8.16) 0.05*
Household income
  < 1500 birr 15 (42.9) 20 (57.1) 12.86 (5.74,28.8) 0.07 (0.02,0.35) 0.10
  > 1500 birr 20 (5.5) 343 (94.5)    
  1. ANC Antenatal Care, C/S Caesarian Section
  2. *p-value ≤0.05 (Significant)