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Table 3 Backward multivariable logistic regression used to identify predictors of complementary feeding practices (MDD and MMF) in children 6–23 months at Wolaita Sodo town, Ethiopia, in 2015 with 95% of confidence interval

From: Meal frequency and dietary diversity feeding practices among children 6–23 months of age in Wolaita Sodo town, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Meet MDD (n = 611) Meet MMF (n = 611)
n COR AOR n COR AOR
Household head
 Male 154 0.8(0.4–1.6) a 391 0.8(0.4–1.6) a
 Female 13 1   30 1  
Maternal age
 ≤24 years 54 1.5(0.8–2.7) a 132 0.8(0.5–1.5) a
 25–30 years 94 1.4(0.7–2.4)   223 0.6(0.4–1.1)  
 ≥31 years 19 1   66 1  
Marital status
 Single 13 1.7(0.8–3.5) a 26 1.5(0.7–3.4) a
 Married 154 1   395 1  
House hold head occupation
 House wife 12 2.4(1.1–5.3) 2.3(1.01–5.4) 25 2.1(0.8–5.8) 2.0(0.7–5.6)
 Government employee 31 3.3(2.1–5.2) 3.7(2.3–5.9) 112 0.7(0.4–0.9) 0.6(0.4–0.9)
 Daily worker 69 0.7(0.4–1.2) 0.7(0.4–1.2) 107 1.2(0.8–1.9) 1.3(0.8–2.2)
 Private worker 55 1 1 177 1 1
Maternal occupation
 House wife 120 1.6(0.9–2.6)   276 1.1(0.7–1.7)  
 Government employee 21 1.1(0.6–2.1) a 62 1.0(0.6–1.8) a
 Private worker 26 1   83 1  
Maternal education
 Illiterate 32 0.9(0.6–1.4) 1.5(0.6–2.7) 45 0.8(0.4–1.4) 0.5(0.20.9)
 Up to grade 10 94 2.3(1.34.4) 0.7(0.4–1.1) 265 0.9(0.6–1.5) 0.8(0.5–1.2)
 Above grade 10 41 1 1 111 1 1
Wealth index
 Poor 121 1.3(0.7–2.0)   308 1.5(0.9–2.3)  
 Middle 21 1.3(0.6–2.6) a 47 1.1(0.6–2.1) a
 Rich 25 1   66 1  
Child sex
 Male 94 1 a 229 1 1
 Female 73 1.1(0.7–1.5)   192 1.5(1.12.1) 1.5(1.022.1)
Child age (months)
 6–8 57 3.6(2.16.1) 5.2(2.99.1) 73 0.6(0.4–1.0) 0.6(0.3–1.02)
 9–11 34 1.4(0.8–2.4) 1.8(1.013.3) 74 0.6(0.30.9) 0.5(0.30.9)
 12–17 39 0.7(0.5–1.3) 0.9(0.6–1.7) 149 0.7(0.5–1.2) 0.7(0.5–1.2)
 18–23 37 1 1 125 1 1
ANC follow-up
 Yes 160 0.5(0.2–1.3) a 408 0.5(0.1–1.8) a
 No 7 1   13 1  
Place of delivery
 Home delivery 15 1 a 26 1 a
 Health facilities 152 0.5(0.3–1.0)   395 0.9(0.4–1.9)  
  1. The italic values show statistically significant variables
  2. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, MDD minimum dietary diversity, MMF minimum meal frequency
  3. aVariables in the model not reached final step