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Table 2 Proportion of initiation of complementary feeding (CF) at 6 months of age by maternal socio demographic characteristics

From: Prevalence of initiation of complementary feeding at 6 months of age and associated factors among mothers of children aged 6 to 24 months in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Explanatory variable Initiation of CF at 6 months of age N (%)
Yes (%) No (%)
Mothers’ occupation
 Homemaker 296 (84) 56 (16) 352 (59)
 Government employee 99 (85) 18 (15) 117 (20)
 Trader 54 (79) 14 (21) 68 (11)
 Daily laborer 50 (79) 13 (21) 63 (10)
Mothers’ educational level
 No formal education 63 (72) 24 (28) 87 (15)
 Primary school 189 (87) 28 (13) 217 (36)
 Secondary school 128 (85) 23 (15) 151 (25)
 Above secondary school 119 (82) 26 (18) 145 (24)
Ethnicity
 Gurage 176 (85) 31 (15) 180 (30)
 Amhara 150 (83) 30 (17) 109 (18)
 Oromo 91 (83) 18 (17) 207 (35)
 Othersa 82 (79) 22 (21) 104 (17)
Antenatal care attendance
 Yes 489 (84) 96 (16) 585 (98)
 No 10 (67) 5 (33) 15 (2)
Made a plan for reaching the facility during labor
 Yes 433 (84) 80 (16) 513 (85)
 No 66 (76) 21 (24) 87 (15)
Place of delivery
 Health facility 487 (84) 91 (16) 578 (96)
 Home 12 (54) 10 (46) 22 (4)
Postnatal care visit
 Yes 377 (85) 68 (15) 445 (74)
 No 122 (79) 33 (21) 155 (26)
Parityb
 One child 241 (86) 41 (14) 282 (47)
  ≥ two children 258 (81) 60 (19) 318 (53)
Child sex
 Male 283 (84) 54 (16) 337 (56)
 Female 216 (82) 47 (18) 263 (44)
Received information about initiation of CF at 6 months of age
 Yes 484 (84) 93 (16) 577 (96)
 No 15 (65) 8 (35) 23 (4)
  1. aSilte, Tigray,Wolayta, Gamo. bNumber of pregnancies reaching viable gestational age