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Table 4 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 Appropriate Test statistic
Timely initiation of breast feeding
 No 414 366 (88.4) 48 (11.6) χ2 = 3.6, p = 0.06
 Yes 361 302 (83.7) 59 (16.3)
Child had diarrhoea in the last two weeks?
 Yes 283 253 (89.4) 30 (10.6) χ2 = 3.8, p = 0.05
 No 492 415 (84.3) 77 (15.7)
Bottle feeding
 Yes 86 81 (94.2) 5 (5.8) χ2 = 5.2, p = 0.02
 No 689 587 (85.2) 102 (14.8)
Currently breastfeeding?
 No 19 13 (68.4) 6 (31.6) χ2 = 5.2, p = 0.02
 Yes 756 655 (86.6) 101 (13.4)