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Table 4 Association between maternal knowledge and attitudes and complementary feeding initiationa in 2011g-2012 in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh

From: Maternal knowledge and attitudes towards complementary feeding in relation to timing of its initiation in rural Bangladesh

  Katiadi (n = 1036) Karimganj, Wave 1 (n = 332) Karimganj, Wave 2 (n = 359) Karimganj, Wave 3 (n = 351)
  Maternal knowledge scoreb Maternal knowledge scoreb Maternal knowledge scoreb Maternal knowledge scoreb
0–7 8–9 10–15 0–7 8–9 10–15 0–7 8–9 10–15 0–7 8–9 10–15
CF initiation
 Unadjusted OR (95% CI)
  Earlyc vs. timelyd Ref 1.06 (0.60–1.87) 0.73 (0.40–1.31) Ref. 1.05 (0.38–2.88) 1.66 (0.45–6.14) Ref. 0.75 (0.26–2.16) 0.26 (0.07–1.00) Ref. 1.57 (0.17–14.8) 1.79 (0.21–15.0)
  Latee vs. timelyd Ref 1.14 (0.81–1.60) 1.13 (0.81–1.57) Ref. 1.29 (0.74–2.27) 2.30 (1.04–5.06) Ref. 1.51 (0.89–2.57) 0.78 (0.45–1.34) Ref. 1.01 (0.49–2.07) 1.00 (0.51–1.96)
 Adjustedf OR (95% CI)
  Earlyc vs. timelyd Ref 1.12 (0.63–1.98) 0.74 (0.41–1.34) Ref. 1.14 (0.40–3.23) 1.82 (0.48–6.93) Ref. 0.73 (0.24–2.20) 0.30 (0.08–1.22) Ref. 1.51 (0.15–15.39) 1.92 (0.21–17.35)
  Latee vs. timelyd Ref 1.14 (0.81–1.61) 1.15 (0.82–1.60) Ref. 1.39 (0.78–2.47) 2.50 (1.12–5.59) Ref. 1.54 (0.90–2.64) 0.82 (0.47–1.43) Ref. 0.30 (0.08–1.22) 1.17 (0.57–2.39)
  Maternal attitude scoreb Maternal attitude scoreb Maternal attitude scoreb Maternal attitude scoreb
18–25 26 27–34 18–25 26 27–34 18–25 26 27–34 18–25 26 27–34
CF initiation
 Unadjusted OR (95% CI)
  Earlyc vs. timelyd Ref 0.49 (0.28–0.86) 0.66 (0.38–1.17) Ref. 0.26 (0.09–0.77) 0.45 (0.15–1.35) Ref. 0.88 (0.29–2.62) 0.49 (0.13–1.85) Ref. 0.58 (0.12–2.76) 0.45 (0.12–1.68)
  Latee vs. timelyd Ref 1.65 (1.22–2.23) 1.10 (0.78–1.56) Ref. 1.29 (0.70–2.40) 2.11 (1.08–4.12) Ref. 1.62 (0.91–2.89) 1.67 (0.92–3.05) Ref. 0.83 (0.42–1.65) 0.97 (0.55–1.73)
 Adjustedf OR (95% CI)
  Earlyc vs. timelyd Ref 0.41 (0.28–0.86) 0.68 (0.38–1.21) Ref. 0.25 (0.08–0.77) 0.41 (0.13–1.29) Ref. 0.74 (0.24–2.35) 0.49 (0.13–1.89) Ref. 0.59 (0.11–3.10) 0.41 (0.10–1.62)
  Latee vs. timelyd Ref 1.67 (1.24–2.26) 1.14 (0.80–1.61) Ref. 1.37 (0.73–2.59) 2.21 (1.11–4.40) Ref. 1.62 (0.90–2.92) 1.63 (0.89–2.99) Ref. 0.86 (0.42–1.74) 0.92 (0.51–1.65)
  1. a Assessed at infant age 9 months
  2. b Assessed at infant age 3 months; categories are tertiles
  3. c Defined as age ≤ 4 months
  4. d Defined at age 5–6 months
  5. e Defined as age ≥ 7 months
  6. f Adjusted for SES, maternal age, literacy, parity, and infant gender
  7. g Participants were enrolled in three waves between January and February 2011, May and June 2011, and September and October 2011, respectively