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Table 4 Multivariable Logistic regression analysis of factors associated with initiation of complementary feeding at 6 months of age among mothers of children aged 6–24 months

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 Crude OR (95%CI) Adjusted OR (95%CI)
Mothers’ occupation
 Homemaker 1.0  
 Government employee 1.01 (0.58,1.85)
 Trader 0.73 (0.38,1.40)
 Daily laborer 0.73 (0.37,1.43)
Mothers’ educational level
 No formal education 1.0 1.0
 Primary school 2.57 (1.39,4.76)a 2.26 (1.19,4.43)b
 Secondary school 2.12 (1.11,4.05)a 1.56 (0.78,3.09)
 Above secondary school 1.74 (0.93,3.29) 1.22 (0.65,2.51)
Ethnicity
 Gurage 1.0  
 Amhara 0.88 (0.51,1.52)
 Oromo 0.89 (0.47,1.68)
 Othersa 0.66 (0.36,1.20)
Antenatal care attendance
 Yes 1.0 1.0
 No 0.39 (0.13,1.17)a 0.89 (0.24,3.34)
Made a plan for reaching the facility during labor
 Yes 1.0 1.0
 No 0.58 (0.34,1.00)a 0.69 (0.37,1.26)
Place of delivery
 Health facility 1.0 1.0
 Home 0.23 (0.01,0.53)a 0.32 (0.12,0.82)b
Postnatal care attendance
 Yes 1.0 1.0
 No 0.67 (0.42,1.06)a 0.75 (0.46,1.23)
Parity
 One child 1.37 (0.89,2.11)a 1.34 (0.85,2.13)
  ≥ two child 1.0 1.0
Child sex
 Male 1.0
 Female 0.88 (0.57,1.35)
Received information about start of CF at 6 months of age
 Yes 1.0 1.0
 No 0.36 (0.15,0.87)a 0.50 (0.19,1.34)
  1. astatistically significant at 20% level of significance;bstatistically significant at 5% level of significance