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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of the association of dietary factors with stunting among children under-five in Debre Tabor town, Ethiopia, December to mid-January 2019

From: Water, sanitation, and hygiene as a priority intervention for stunting in under-five children in northwest Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent Stunting COR(95%CI) P-value
Yes No
Time of initiation of breastfeeding
 After 1 h 242 38.4 83 159 1.094(.781–1.531) .602
 Within 1 h 388 61.6 141 247 1  
Pre lacteal feeding
 No 594 94.3 212 382 1  
 Yes 36 5.7 12 24 1.11(.554–2.264) .774
Colostrum feeding
 No 48 7.6 15 33 .811(.431–1.528) .517
 Yes 582 92.4 209 373 1  
Method of feeding children
 Spoon 134 21.27 51 83 1.75 (1.05–2.919) .032
 Cup 187 29.68 64 123 2.067 (1.278–3.34) .003
 Hand 199 31.59 52 147 3.04 (1.863–4.962) <.001
 Bottle 110 17.46 57 53 1  
Age at introduction of complementary feeding started
 Before 6 and after 8 month 103 16.35 19 84 2.815 (1.66–4.771) <.001
 At 6–8 month 527 83.65 205 322 1  
Frequency of feeding per day
 Twice 174 26.7 33 141 3.49 (2.171–5.616) <.001
 Three times 267 42.3 106 161 1.241(.851–1.810) .261
 > 3 times 189 30.0 85 104 1