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Table 4 Univariate and multivariate determinants of minimum adequate diet for complementary feeding

From: Mothers’ knowledge and attitudes regarding child feeding recommendations, complementary feeding practices and determinants of adequate diet

Variable Univariate Multivariate
Met minimum adequate diet
Yes (n = 17) No (n = 183) p-value B AOR (95% CI) p-value
<  30 years 15(88.2%) 135(73.8%) 0.249 −1.43 0.2(0.44–1.29) 0.097
Married 1(5.9%) 7(3.8%) 0.515 −1.30 0.3(0.02–3.99) 0.343
Child’s mother has high level of education 8(47.1%) 53(29.0%) 0.166 0.19 1.22 (0.32–4.67) 0.778
Child’s mother is employed 14(82.4%) 131(71.6%) 0.41 0.46 1.6(0.32–7.84) 0.574
Child’s father earns enough 16(94.2%) 113(61.7%) 0.007 2.49 12.1(1.32–109.72) 0.027
High knowledge level 17(100%) 87(47.5%) < 0.001 NA NA NA
Positive attitude 17(100%) 171(93.4%) 0.604 NA NA NA
6–11 months old 12(70.6%) 88(48.1%) 0.097 −0.30 0.7(0.21–2.56) 0.633
Male 7(41.2%) 105(57.4%) 0.213 −0.39 0.7 (0.06–8.29) 0.762
Currently breastfeeding 16(94.1%) 168(91.8%) 1.000 −0.62 0.5(0.06–5.08) 0.588
  1. NA Not applicable. All children who met the minimum adequate diet had parents who had high knowledge level and positive attitude