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Table 5 Determinants of meeting minimum dietary diversity among 6–23 months children, Nepal 2011 (N=698)

From: Determinants of complementary feeding practices among Nepalese children aged 6–23 months: findings from demographic and health survey 2011

Factor Total
N [%]
MDD
n [%]
Crude OR 95% CI Adjusted OR 95% CI
Mother’s age at pregnancy (in years)    p=0.066   p=0.024*  
15–19 78 [11.2] 22 [28.2] 1.00   1.00  
20–29 479 [68.6] 159 [33.2] 1.265 0.746–2.146 1.286 0.719–2.299
30–34 83 [11.9] 16 [19.3] 0.608 0.291–1.268 0.637 0.282–1.436
>=35 58 [8.3] 15 [25.9] 0.888 0.412–1.912 2.546 1.042–6.223
Mother’s education    p<0.001*   p<0.001*  
No education 288 [41.3] 46 [16.0] 1.00   1.00  
Primary 131 [18.8] 31 [23.7] 1.631 0.978–2.720 1.149 0.653–2.021
Secondary 236 [33.8] 111 [47.0] 4.672 3.113–7.010 2.634 1.606–4.318
Higher 43 [6.2] 24 [55.8] 6.645 3.369–13.110 3.246 1.423–7.403
Father’s education    p<0.001*   p=0.001*  
No education 135 [19.3] 11 [8.1] 1.00   1.00  
Primary 155 [22.2] 33 [21.3] 3.049 1.474–6.306 2.613 1.216–5.616
Secondary 334 [47.9] 131 [39.2] 7.275 3.708–13.998 4.278 2.035–8.992
Higher 74 [10.6] 37 [50.0] 11.273 5.237–24.267 4.648 1.866–11.578
Development region    p=0.003*   p=0.036*  
Eastern 165 [23.6] 62 [37.6] 1.00   1.00  
Central 157 [22.5] 41 [26.1] 0.587 0.365–0.945 0.727 0.420–1.257
Western 100 [14.3] 36 [36.0] 0.934 0.558–1.565 0.746 0.418–1.333
Mid-western 167 [23.9] 34 [20.4] 0.425 0.260–0.694 0.451 0.258–0.787
Far-western 109 [15.6] 39 [35.8] 0.926 0.560–1.530 1.025 0.580–1.811
  1. *: statistically significant. MDD minimum dietary diversity, CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio. -2loglikelihood ratio: 726.296 df: 16, Independent variables entered in initial model: mother’s age at pregnancy, residence, development region, ecological region, highest education of mother, education of father, occupation of mother, ethnicity, religion, wealth index, type of cooking fuel, birth order, birth interval by month, timing of last pregnancy, anaemia level of mother, deworming during pregnancy, iron consumption during last pregnancy, Size of the child at birth, place of delivery, mode of delivery, frequency of reading newspaper/magazine, frequency of watching television, frequency of listening radio. (Only significant predictors reported in the table).