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Table 6 Determinants of meeting minimum meal frequency 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 [%]
MMF
n [%]
Crude OR 95% CI Adjusted OR 95% CI
ANC visit (times)    p<0.001*   p=0.002*  
No ANC visit 108 [15.5] 64 [59.3] 1.00   1.00  
1–3 211 [30.2] 167 [79.1] 2.609 1.571–4.335 2.486 1.437–4.301
4 or more 379 [54.3] 304 [80.2] 1.760 1.760–4.412 2.264 1.332–3.849
Development region    p=0.011*   p=0.004*  
Eastern 165 [23.6] 142 [86.1] 1.00   1.00  
Central 157 [22.5] 116 [73.9] 2.134 1.153–3.949 0.591 0.325–1.074
Western 100 [14.3] 79 [79.0] 0.978 0.560–1.709 0.702 0.351–1.403
Mid-western 167 [23.9] 117 [70.1] 1.300 0.682–2.479 0.437 0.248–0.772
Far-western 109 [15.6] 81 [74.3] 0.809 0.470–1.392 0.449 0.235–0.858
Ecological region    p=0.006*   p=0.006*  
Terai 278 [39.8] 197 [70.9] 1.00   1.00  
Mountain 137 [19.6] 105 [76.6] 1.394 0.841–2.165 1.559 0.909–2.615
Hill 283 [40.5] 233 [82.3] 1.916 1.284–2.859 1.996 1.297–3.073
  1. *: statistically significant. MMF minimum meal frequency, CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio. -2loglikelihood ratio: 688.015, df:12, Independent variables entered in the initial model: type of cooking fuel, sex of household head, father’s education, education of mother, development region, ecological region, place of delivery, frequency of reading newspaper magazine, frequency of watching television, frequency of listening radio, deworming, iron tablet consumption during pregnancy, antenatal visit, anaemia of mother, timing of last pregnancy, and type of pregnancy. Note: Fathers occupation was not entered into model as there was 13/13 [100%] in one category of children met meal frequency. (Only significant predictors reported in the table).