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Table 4 Bivariable and multivariable logistic regression analysis showing factors associated with colostrum avoidance in Gozamen district, East Gojjam zone, North West Ethiopia, 2020(n = 741)

From: Delayed breast feeding initiation increases the odds of colostrum avoidance among mothers in Northwest Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Colostrum avoidance Yes No COR(95% CI) AOR(95%CI) P-value
Husband occupation
 Merchant 6 37 0.13 (0.36,0.46) 0.81 (0.07,8.66) 0.973
 Farmer 120,446 0.22 (0.08,0.56) 0.62 (0.08,4.57) 0.641
 Governmental and private employee 9 54 0.13 (0.04,0.43) 0.37 (0.04,3.44) 0.625
 Daily laborer 10 8 1 1  
Age of the respondent
 15–25 29,133 0.65 (0.39,1.11) 0.88 (0.34,2.28) 0.401
 26–35 85,290 0.88 (0.590,1.310) 1.29 (0.61,2.81) 0.741
 36–45 51,153 1 1  
Access to TV
 No 159,522 2.74 (1.16,6.49) 1.58 (0.44,5.75) 0.618
 Yes 6 54 1 1  
BF counseling during ANC
 No 76,271 2.30 (1.49,3.57) 1.28 (0.64,2.56) 0.793
 Yes 34,279 1 1  
Place of delivery     
 Health facility 99,567 0.02 (0.01,0.05) 0.06 (0.02,0.19)** < 0.00
 Home 66 9 1 1  
PNC visit
 No 57,117 2.07 (1.42,3.02) 0.87 (0.42,1.82) 0.280
 Yes 108,459 1 1  
BF counseling on timely initiation
 No 132,161 10.31 (6.76,15.73) 3.91 (1.98,7.72)** < 0.001
 Yes 33,415 1 1  
Participation in pregnant woman forum
 No 136,186 9.83 (6.35,15.23) 2.59 (1.30,5.14)* 0.013
 Yes 29,390 1 1  
Prelacteal feeding     
No 79,535 0.07 (0.05,0.11) 0.10 (0.05,0.21)** < 0.001
Yes 86 41 1 1  
Time of BF initiation
 More than 1Hr 130,160 9.66 (6.38,14.63) 2.27 (1.18,4.34)* 0.008
 Within 1Hr 35,416 1 1  
Attitude towards colostrum
 Unfavorable 90 79 7.55 (5.12,11.12) 7.35 (3.89,13.91)** < 0.001
 Favorable 75,497 1 1  
  1. NB: * = P < 0.05, ** = P < 0.001, 1 = Reference category, Hosmer and Lemeshow goodness -of- fit = P- value = 0.844, AOR Adjusted odds ratio, COR Crude odds ratio, CI Confidence interval