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Table 4 Predictors for appropriate exclusive breastfeeding

From: Complementary feeding pattern and its impact on growth and development of under 2-years infants in upper Egypt

Independent variable

EBF

OR

Sig.

95% CI

Male sex

0.10

< 0.001**

0.05-0.12

Residence

−0.06

0.002

(−0.10)-(−0.02)

Time of BF after delivery

0.28

< 0.001**

0.25-0.39

Age of mother

−0.11

< 0.001**

(−0.01)-(−0.004)

Educational level of mother

0.06

0.003

0.01-0.05

Occupational status of the father

0.14

< 0.001**

0.06-0.11

  1. R square 0.721, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, EBF exclusive breast feeding
  2. 2 test was used for comparison
  3. **Significant if < 0.05