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Research Article

Feeding Practice during Diarrheal Episode among Children Aged between 6 to 23 Months in Mirab Abaya District, Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Table 3

Predictors of feeding practice during diarrheal episode in Mirab Abaya district, Gamo Gofa Zone, SNNPR, March 2016.

Variable Increase food and fluid COR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
No (%)No (%)

Sex
 Male220(47.1)59(30.4)2.04(1.43,2.91)1.62(1.04,2.50)
 Female247(52.9)135(69.6)11
Number of under 5 children
 1327(70.0)104(53.6)2.02(1.43,2.85)2.11(1.38,3.23)
 2140(30.0)90(46.4)11
Maternal age
 20 - 29265(56.7)144(74.2)11
 30 – 39202(43.3)50(25.8)2.19(1.52, 3.18)2.46(1.55, 3.88)
Get information about feeding practice
 Yes327(70.0)105(54.1)1.98(1.40, 2.79)2.19(1.43, 3.36)
 No140(30.0)89(45.9)11
Number of ANC follow-ups
 Less than four times142(30.4)117(60.3)11
 Four and more times325(69.6)77(39.7)3.48(2.45, 4.93)4.21(2.73, 6.49)
Maternal education
 No formal education92(19.7)71(36.6)11
 Grade 1 - 496(20.6)40(20.6)1.85(1.14,2.99)1.56(0.86, 2.79)
 Grade 5 – 8115(24.6)44(22.7)2.02(1.27, 3.21)1.79(1.04, 3.11)
 Grade 9 an above164(35.1)39(20.13.25(2.04, 5.18)5.08(2.89, 8.94)