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Table 4 Factors associated with ACFP among mothers/caregivers of 6–23 months children in rural Damot Sore district, August 2015

From: Determinants of appropriate complementary feeding practice among mothers having children 6–23 months of age in rural Damot sore district, Southern Ethiopia; a community based cross sectional study

Variables Level Complementary feeding practices among 6–23 months
Appropriate n[%] Inappropriate
n [%]
COR [95%CI] AOR [95%CI]
Educational status of mothers No formal education 23[10.6] 194[89.4] 1  
  primary school 29[10.7] 242[89.3] 1.001[0.567, 1.803] 1.078[0.593, 1.959]
2ndr and above school 10[17.2] 48[82.8] 1.757[0.784, 3938] 1.864[0.783, 4.437]
ANC follow up No ANC follow up 4[6.15] 61[93.85] 1 1
≤ 3times 25[11.21] 198[88.79] 1.975[0.657, 5.942] 2.015[0.656, 6.190]
≥ four times 44[18.11] 199[81.89] 3.413[1.177, 9.896]* 3.235[1.096, 9.546]*
No of under five children One 24[14.7 139[85.3] 1.568[0.907, 2.711] 1.848[1000, 3.418]
Two and above 38[9.9] 345[90.1] 1  
Birth order 1st or 2nd 15[10.14] 133[89.86] 1  
3rd or 4th 32[16.0] 168[84.0] 1.673[0.864, 3.241] 2.403[1.141, 5.059]*
5th and above 20[10.93] 164[89.07] 1.076[0.524, 2.212] 1.588[0.694, 3.634]
Sex of index child Male 34[10.9] 277[89.1] 0.907[0.533, 1.544] 0.842[0.486, 1.459]
Female 28[11.9] 207[88.1] 1 1
Age of index child 6–11 month 20[9.5] 191[90.5] 1 1
12–17 month 19[10.1] 169[89.9] 1.074[0.554, 2.080] 1.009[0.514, 1.980]
18–23 month 23[15.6] 124[84.4] 1771[0.934,3.361] 1.733[0.899,3.341]
  1. *p- value <0.05