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Table 2 Multivariate associations between statistically significant factors and early initiation of breastfeeding among women in Zimbabwe, 2015

From: Predictors of early initiation of breastfeeding among Zimbabwean women: secondary analysis of ZDHS 2015

  Adjusted Odds Ratio p-value 95% confidence interval
Provider factors
 Skilled attendance at delivery 4.36 P < 0.01 1.07–17.77
 Skin to skin interventiona 1.51 P < 0.001 1.13–2.02
 Delivery by C-section 0.11 P < 0.001 0.06–0.19
Maternal factors
 Residing in rural areas 2.10 P < 0.01 1.2–3.93
 Parity (Multiparityb) 1.82 P < 0.001 1.33–2.49
Newborn factors
 Low birth weightc 0.6 P < 0.01 0.36–0.99
 Macrosomiad 0.42 P < 0.001 0.22–0.79
  1. Results are adjusted for mother’s HIV status, parity, exposure to the internet, ANC attendance, birth weight, place of delivery, husband’s educational attainment, respondent’s level of education, exposure to radio, cell phone ownership, marital status, wealth quintile, place of ANC, ANC provider
  2. aIt is recommended that newborns be placed on their mother’s chest immediately after birth as part of the Baby Friendly Hospital initiative and serves to prevent neonatal hypothermia
  3. bHistory of 2 or more children
  4. cBirth weight < 2500 g
  5. dBirth weight > 4000 g