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Table 4 Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding practices among mothers living with HIV with children 0–5 months

From: Determinants of infant feeding practices among mothers living with HIV attending prevention of mother to child transmission Clinic at Kiambu Level 4 hospital, Kenya: a cross-sectional study

Variables Exclusive breastfeeding
n (%) COR (95% CI) P value AOR (95% CI) P value
Age group (years
  < 25 23 (29.9) 0.24 (0.06, 0.97) 0.044* 0.19 (0.41, 0.85) 0.030*
 26–34 35 (45.5) 1.29 (0.32, 5.28)   1.72 (0.32, 9.23)  
  > 35 19 (24.7) 1   1  
Marital status
 Married 56 (72.7) 1.38 (0.46, 4.04)   1.46 (0.40, 5.34)  
 Unmarried 21 (27.3) 1   1  
Education level
 No formal education 5 (6.5) 0.11 (0.01, 1.41)   0.11 (0.01, 1.39)  
 Primary school 31 (40.3) 1.05 (0.22, 4.98)   1.04 (0.22, 5.01)  
 Secondary school 31 (40.3) 1.79 (0.35, 9.02)   2.01 (0.39, 10.53)  
 Tertiary 10 (13.0) 1   1  
Occupation
 Employed 20 (26.0) 1.04 (0.29, 3.66)   1.36 (0.28, 6.71)  
 Unemployed 37 (48.1) 0.50 (0.13, 1.93)   2.17 (0.55, 8.58)  
 Casual labour 20 (26) 1   1  
Infant feeding practice knowledge
 Adequate 39 (50.6) 1.82 (0.06, 0.57) 0.003* 0.20 (0.06, 0.64) 0.007*
 Poor 38 (49.4) 1   1  
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval.
  2. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05. Adjusted for socioeconomic and demographic characteristics (age, marital status, education level and occupation) and infant feeding practice knowledge).