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Table 4 Factors associated with pre-lacteal feeding practices among mothers having children less than 24 months of age in Sodo Zuria district, southern Ethiopia, 2017[n = 495]

From: Prelacteal feeding practice and its associated factors among mothers of children age less than 24 months old in Southern Ethiopia

Variables Pre-lacteal feeding given COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Family type
 Nuclear family 366 (83.37%) 73 (16.63%) 1.00 1.00
 Single parent family 13 (68.4%) 6 (31.6%) 1.615 (0.255,10.22)6) 0.513 (0.044,5.977)
 Extended family 21 (75%) 7 (25%) 10.5 (1.754,62.839) 10.644 (1.05,10.713)*
 Others 2 (22.2%) 7 (77.8) 0.698 (0.14,3.428) 1.293 (0.144,11.604)
Counseling on Breastfeeding
 Yes 73 (16.7%) 362 (83.3%) 1.00 1.00
 No 12 (57%) 9 (43%) 6.612 (2.688,16.26) 5.164 (1.763,15.127)*
Place of delivery
 Governmental Health facility 67 (17.1%) 324 (82.9%) 1.00 1.00
 At home 35 (33.6%) 69 (66.4%) .408 (0.251, 0.662) .747 (.342,1.631)
Person delivered
 Health professionals 73 (17.4%) 346 (82.6%) 1.00 1.00
 TBAs 29 (38.15%) 47 (61.85%) .342 (.202,.579) .871 (.331,2.291)
Mothers knows the risk of Pre lacteal feeding
 Yes 60 (15.2%) 333 (84.8%) 1 1
 No 26 (25.4%) 76 (74.6%) .527 (.312,.889) .664 (.281,1.569)
Mother Avoids colostrum
 Yes 75 (21.2%) 378 (78.8%) 1.00 1.00
 No 27 (62.7%) 15 (37.3%) 9.072 (4.605,17.872) 9.715 (3.457,27.303)*
  1. *Significant at p-value ≤ 0.05