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Table 3 Factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding in rural eastern Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Early initiation of breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers of aged less than 12 months children in rural eastern zone, Tigray, Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Variables Category Early initiation of breast feeding COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P-value
Yes No
Educational status of mothers No formal education 162 151 1 1  
Primary education 184 93 1.84 (1.32–2.67) 1.99 (1.36–2.92)* 0.000
Secondary education and above 141 56 2.35 (1.60–3.43) 3.23 (1.99–5.26)* 0.000
Child birth order 1 118 67 1.80 (1.08–3.00) 0.87 (0.471.61) 0.66
2–3 142 86 1.69 (1.03–2.77) 0.95 (0.551.67) 0.87
4–6 183 102 1.84 (1.13–2.97) 1.45 (0.872.41) 0.15
> 6 44 45 1 1  
Pregnancy Intended 413 224 1 1  
Unintended 11 26 2.49 (1.66–3.75) 1.52 (0.713.22) 0.278
Mistimed 65 48 3.20 (1.44–7.11) 0.42 (0.27–0.65)* 0.000
Mode of delivery C/S 10 18 1 1  
Vaginal delivery 477 282 3.05 (1.39–6.69) 4.59 (1.99–10.56)* 0.000
Counseling during ANC Yes 259 141 1.25 (0.94–1.67) 1.15 (0.841.58) 0.385
No 154 226 1 1  
  1. * Statistical significance (P < 0.05), 1 = reference, COR crude odds ratio