# 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

Variables Meet MDD (n = 611) Meet MMF (n = 611)
n COR AOR n COR AOR
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 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