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Table 7 Determinants of meeting minimum acceptable diet 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 [%]
MAD
n [%]
Crude OR 95% CI Adjusted OR 95% CI
ANC visit (times)    p<0.001*   p=0.003*  
No ANC visit 108 [15.5] 11 [10.2] 1.00   1.00  
1–3 211 [30.2] 35 [16.6] 1.754 0.852–3.608 1.349 0.632–2.879
4 or more 379 [54.3] 139 [36.7] 5.107 2.646–9.858 2.601 1.266–5.343
Mother’s age at pregnancy (in years) (n=698)    p=0.018*   P=0.024*  
>=35 58 [8.3] 12 [20.7] 0.708 0.315–1.590 1.00  
15–19 78 [11.2] 21 [26.9] 1.00   0.485 0.189–1.244
20–29 479 [68.6] 141 [29.4] 1.123 0.661–1.938 0.567 0.256–1.257
30–34 83 [11.9] 11 [13.3] 0.415 0.185–0.930 0.220 0.079–0.616
Mother’s education (n=698)    p<0.001*   p=0.002*  
No education 288 [41.3] 40 [13.9] 1.00   1.00  
Primary 131 [18.8] 25 [19.1] 1.462 0.844–2.532 0.878 0.480–1.605
Secondary 236 [33.8] 100 [42.4] 4.559 2.989–6.953 2.159 1.269–3.595
Higher 43 [6.2] 20 [46.5] 5.391 2.715–10.706 1.780 0.775–4.090
Father’s education    p<0.001*   p=0.003*  
No education 135 [19.3] 9 [6.7] 1.00   1.00  
Primary 155 [22.2] 26 [16.8] 2.822 1.272–6.260 2.070 0.898–4.773
Secondary 334 [47.9] 118 [35.3] 7.648 3.751–15.595 3.874 1.742–8.615
Higher 74 [10.6] 32 [43.2] 10.667 4.708–24.166 4.324 1.668–11.212
  1. *: statistically significant. MAD minimum acceptable diet, CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio. -2loglikelihood ratio: 682.338, df:13. Independent variables entered in the initial model: Mother’s age at pregnancy, place of residence, development region, ecological region, education of mother, education of father, occupation of mother, ethnicity, wealth index, type of cooking fuel, birth order, birth interval, timing of last pregnancy, anaemia of mother, antenatal visit, deworming, iron tablet consumption during pregnancy, frequency of reading newspaper/magazine, frequency of watching television and frequency of listening radio, size of the baby, place of delivery, and mode of delivery. (Only significant predictors reported in the table).
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