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Table 3 Factors associated with rapid weight gain* in infancy N = 612

From: Determinants of rapid weight gain during infancy: baseline results from the NOURISH randomised controlled trial

Factors OR (95% CI) P value AOR (95% CI) P value
Lower birth weight vs higher birth weight 7.1 (3.60-13.7) < 0.001 5.03 (2.82-8.99) < 0.001
Male gender vs female 1.67 (1.04-2.67) 0.035 1.80 (1.10-2.97) 0.021
Feeding to schedule vs feeding on demand/mixed 2.52 (1.35-4.71) 0.005 2.29 (1.14-4.61) 0.020
Formula feeding only vs breastfed/combination 2.00 (1.24-3.23) 0.007 1.72 (1.01-2.94) 0.047
Early solid foods (<4mo) vs solids introduced >4mo 1.67 (0.71-4.00) 0.30 1.42 (0.54-3.71) 0.476
No smoking in pregnancy vs smoking 1.28 (0.59-2.79) 0.713 1.91(0.80-4.61) 0.148
Mother non tertiary educated vs tertiary 1.41 (0.88-2.23) 0.152 1.27 (0.75-2.15) 0.382
  1. Model adjusted for age of child, mothers BMI and mothers age (continuous variables), AOR=Adjusted odds ratio
  2. * change in weight-for-age Z-score from birth to assessment >0.67