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Table 3 Factors associated with introduction of prelacteal feeding in Ethiopia 2011 (n = 7540)

From: Individual and community-level factors associated with introduction of prelacteal feeding in Ethiopia

Variables AOR (95 % CI)
Individual-level variables  
Ethnicity  
 Afar 1.00
 Amhara 5.46(3.07, 9.72)***
 Oromo 3.94(2.24, 6.90)***
 Somali 7.78(4.56,13.24)***
 Tigrie 3.25(1.69, 6.25)***
 Other ethnic groups 3.06(1.72, 5.45)***
Religion  
 Protestant 1.00
 Orthodox 1.82(1.32, 2.48)***
 Muslim 1.48 (1.07, 2.06)*
 Others (traditional & others) 1.04 (0.64, 1.68)
Household wealth quintiles  
 Poorest 1.00
 Poorer 0.88(0.72, 1.08)
 Middle 0.79(0.64, 0.99)*
 Richer 0.77(0.62, 0.97)*
 Richest 0.72(0.54, 0.98)*
Delivery assistance  
 Other person 1.00
 Health personnel 0.68(0.54, 0.87)**
Mode of delivery  
 Other mode 1.00
 Cesarean delivery 1.87(1.28, 2.73)**
Initiation of breastfeeding  
 Early (within 1 h) 1.00
 Late 5.32(4.65, 6.09)***
Perceived size of child at birth  
 Small 1.00
 Middle 0.83(0.72, 0.97)*
 Large 0.80(0.68, 0.95)*
Community-level variables  
Contextual region  
 City dwellers 1.00
 Agrarian 0.37(0.26, 0.53)***
 Pastoralist 2.0(1.18, 3.40)***
Community ANC utilization  
 Low 1.00
 Middle 0.75(0.56, 0.99)*
 High 0.58(0.38, 0.87)*
  1. Significant at: *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001. AOR Adjusted odds ratio