Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Breastfeeding Practices, Demographic Variables, and Their Association with Morbidities in Children

Table 4

Variables associated with hospital admissions in children aged more than 6 months.

Variablesp valueOR95% CI for OR

Starting of breastfeeding
 After an hour of birth0.0351.4821.0272.138
 Within hour (reference category)
Exclusive breastfeeding
 6 months (reference category)
 Less than 6 months or one year and more than 1 year<0.00012.1001.4503.039
 Housewife (reference category)
Elder siblings
 One and more0.0011.9231.3262.788
 No (reference category)
Feeding given by
 Mostly mother (reference category)
Nutritional status of children0.006
 Moderate malnutrition0.9391.0240.5621.866
 Severe malnutrition0.0521.5780.9962.499
 Normal (reference category)

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