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Table 3 Association between diarrhoea and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) indicators in Tanzania, TDHS 2010

From: The association between infant and young child feeding practices and diarrhoea in Tanzanian children

IYCF indicators Unadjusted OR (95% CI) P value aAdjusted OR (95% CI) P value
Early initiation of breastfeeding
 No 1.00   1.00  
 Yes 0.97 (0.79, 1.18) 0.749 1.00 (0.81, 1.25) 0.959
Exclusive breastfeeding
 No 1.00   1.00  
 Yes 0.33 (0.18, 0.59) < 0.001 0.31 (0.16, 0.59) < 0.001
Predominant breastfeeding
 No 1.00   1.00  
 Yes 0.29 (0.10, 0.83) 0.022 0.30 (0.10, 0.89) 0.031
Continued breastfeeding at 1 year
 No 1.00   1.00  
 Yes 1.12 (0.42, 2.97) 0.820 1.24 (0.42, 3.64) 0.692
Bottle feeding
 No 1.00   1.00  
 Yes 1.16 (0.73, 1.84) 0.509 1.36 (0.81, 2.29) 0.251
Introduction of solid, semi-solid and soft foods at 6–8 months
 No 1.00   1.00  
 Yes 2.87 (1.98, 4.14) < 0.001 2.91 (1.99, 4.27) < 0.001
  1. aModels adjusted for socioeconomic status (including maternal education, father’s education, employment, household wealth), health service (antenatal care visits), household factors (household location, type of toilet and source of drinking water) and individual factors (maternal age, child’s age, gender)