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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression of weight gain in relation to socio-demographic, feeding practices and clinical characteristics among studied preterm

From: Poor weight gain and its predictors among preterm neonates admitted at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania: a prospective cohort study

Variable COR (95% Cl) AOR (95% Cl) p-value
Education (mother)
 Primary/no formal education 2.42(1.09–5.36) 2.58(1.02–6.53) 0.045
 Secondary and above 1 1  
History of preterm delivery
 Yes 0.33(0.13–0.88) 0.33(0.11–0.79) 0.039
 No 1 1  
Method of feeding
 Cup 4.70(1.28–17.92) 8.65(1.59–16.24) 0.001
 Tube 2.29(0.59–8.87) 1.99(0.369–10.73) 0.37
 Breastfeeding 1 1  
Time to initiation of first feed
 First 24 h 1 1  
 After 24 h 8.69(3.79–19.93) 10.06(4.14–24.43) < 0.001
Jaundice
 Yes 0.38(0.11–1.30) 0.049(0.01–0.34) 0.20
 No 1 1  
  1. CI Confidence Interval, COR Crude Odds Ratio, AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio