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Table 3 Determinants of time to initiation of breastfeeding

From: Timing of initiation of breastfeeding and its determinants at a tertiary hospital in Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic COR (95%CI) p-value AOR (95%CI) p-value
Maternal age in years 1.04 (1.01–1.07) 0.003 1.04 (1.00–1.09) 0.039
Akan ethnicity 1.44 (0.95–2.19) 0.087 1.92 (1.14–3.22) 0.014
Married 2.15 (1.23–3.76) 0.007   
Urban residence 0.72 (0.14–3.84) 0.701   
Government Insurance use 0.35 (0.03–4.25) 0.413   
Educated mother 1.02 (0.54–1.92) 0.961   
Employed mother 1.63 (1.00–2.64) 0.049   
Christian religion 1.56 (0.95–2.55) 0.078   
First born child 1.14 (0.77–1.70) 0.507 2.06 (1.18–3.58) 0.011
ANC visits done 0.95 (0.90–1.01) 0.120   
Medical conditions in pregnancy 2.59 (1.40–4.77) 0.002 1.91 (0.96–3.82) 0.065
Parity 0.97 (0.85–1.10) 0.612   
Caesarean section delivery 34.9 (20.4–59.5) <  0.001   
Mother previously breastfed 1.09 (0.73–1.62) 0.675   
Post-partum complication present 3.08 (1.11–8.61) 0.031   
Term Infant 0.14 (0.06–0.33) <  0.001   
Birth weight 0.56 (0.4–0.78) 0.001   
Skin-to-skin contact practiced 24.5 (14.9–40.2) <  0.001   
Roomed in with mother 0.01 (0.00–0.01) <  0.001 0.01 (0.00–0.02) <  0.001
Male infant 0.80 (0.55–1.16) 0.240   
First minute APGAR 0.82 (0.72–0.94) 0.006   
Fifth minute APGAR 0.63 (0.52–0.76) <  0.001 0.73 (0.58–0.93) 0.010
Prelacteals given 9.66 (6.18–15.10) <  0.001 2.42 (1.34–4.40) 0.004