Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

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

Table 5

Variables associated with diarrhea and cough/cold episodes in children age more than 6 months.

Variablesp valueOR95% CI for OR
LowerUpper

Variables associated with diarrhea in children aged more than 6 months
Starting of breastfeeding
 After an hour of birth0.0451.4791.0092.166
 Within hour (reference category)
Nutritional status of children0.029
 Moderate malnutrition0.7580.9090.4971.666
 Overweight0.2090.6950.3941.227
 Severe malnutrition0.0181.8531.1113.089
 Normal (reference category)
Duration of breastfeeding
 Up to 2 years0.0262.5061.1145.638
 2 years or more (reference category)

Variables associated with cough and cold in children aged more than 6 months
Hand washing before each feed
 Always (reference category)
 Sometimes0.0390.6200.3940.977
Nutritional status of child0.115
 Moderate malnutrition0.5901.2210.5902.527
 Overweight0.6361.1820.5912.363
 Severe malnutrition0.0152.1351.1593.933
 Normal (reference category)
Washing utensils after each feed
 After each feed (reference category)
 Sometimes0.0010.4570.2820.740
Occupation
 Employed0.0220.5460.3250.916
 Housewife (reference category)

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