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Table 5 Factors associated with low/medium BPI scores among mothers of infants aged less than six months in Samara-Logia town administration, Afar Regional state, Northeast Ethiopia, 2017

From: Breastfeeding performance in Afar regional state, northeastern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Low/medium BPI score COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Maternal age (years)
 17–20 29 6 1 1
 20–34 248 74 0.69(0.28,1.73) 1.06(0.34,3.28)
  > 34 199 20 2.06(0.76, 5.55) 4.55(1.33, 15.73)*
Maternal occupation
 Housewife 193 49 0.71(0.46,1.09)  
 Othera 283 51 1  
Maternal educational status
 Non formal education 118 10 2.97(1.49,5.89)*  
 Formal education 358 90 1  
Religion
 Muslim 378 84 0.74(0.41,1.31)  
 Christianb 98 16 1  
Household head
 Mother of index infant 142 17 2.08(1.19,3.63)*  
 Father of index infant 334 83 1  
Ethnicity
 Amhara 240 62 1  
 Afar 112 21 1.38(0.80, 2.37)  
 Oromo 53 9 1.52(0.71, 3.25)  
 Tigre 71 8 2.29(1.05, 5.01)*  
Parity
 Primipara 167 11 1  
 Multipara 309 89 0.23(0.12,0.44)*  
Marital status
 Currently married 373 83 1  
 Currently unmarried 103 17 1.35(0.77,2.37)  
Age of infant (month)
 0–1 35 18 1 1
 2–3 188 39 2.48(1.28,4.82)* 2.18(0.95,5.00)
 4–5 253 43 3.03(1.57,5.82)* 2.49(1.08,5.76)*
Birth order
 1 117 15 1  
 2 194 53 0.47(0.25,0.87)*  
  > 3 165 32 0.66(0.34,1.28)  
Advice on infant feeding at ANC checkup
 Yes 232 87 0.14(0.08, 0.26)*  
 No 244 13 1  
Place of delivery
 Home 223 6 13.81(5.93,32.14)* 4.25(1.37,13.23)*
 Health institution 253 94 1 1
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 426 95 1 1
 Cesarean section 50 5 2.23(0.87,5.74) 8.00(2.78,23.09)*
Advice on infant feeding at PNC checkup
 Yes 167 78 0.15(0.09, 0.25)* 0.28(0.13,0.59)*
 No 309 22 1 1
  1. Hosmer and Lemeshow Test = 0.455. COR = Crude odds ratio. AOR Adjusted odds ratio. CI confidence interval. *Significant at p < 0.05. astudent, agro-pastoralist, merchant, government employee, daily laborer. bEthiopian Orthodox, Protestant. ANC Antenatal care. PNC postnatal care