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Table 3 Factors associated with appropriate complementary feeding practice among children aged 6–23 months (Bivariate analysis)

From: Magnitude and factors associated with appropriate complementary feeding among children 6–23 months in Northern Ghana

Characteristic N Complementary feeding practice  
  Inappropriate n (%) Appropriate n (%) Test statistic
Region of residence     
 Northern 311 280 (90.0) 31 (10.0) χ2 = 6.9 p = 0.03
 Upper East 156 133 (85.3) 23 (14.7)
 Upper West 308 255 (82.8) 53 (17.2)
Age of child (months)     
 6–11 285 265 (93.0) 20 (7.0) χ2 = 19.9 p < 0.001
 12–17 242 205 (84.7) 37 (15.3)
 18–23 248 198 (79.8) 50 (20.2)
Religion of mother     
 Christianity 360 298 (82.8) 62 (17.2) Fisher’s exact test = 6.4 p = 0.04
 Islam 372 331 (89.0) 41 (11.0)
 African Traditional Religion (ATR) 43 39 (90.7) 4 (9.3)