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BMC Research Notes

, 10:335

First Online: 27 July 2017Received: 03 June 2016Accepted: 21 July 2017

Abstract

BackgroundAppropriate complementary feeding helps to reduces child’s risk of undernutrition, infectious disease and related mortality. However, complementary feeding practices are sub-optimal in Ethiopia. There is, however, also limited evidence in the country, particularly of Pawie District. Therefore, this study aimed to assess timely initiation of complementary feeding and associated factors among mothers who had children aged 6–23 months in Pawie District, Benishangul Gumuz Regional State.

MethodsA community based cross-sectional study was conducted in Pawie District from February 01 to March 29, 2015. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed to select 806 mother–child pairs. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to investigate factors associated with timely initiation of complementary feeding. Adjusted odds ratio AOR with corresponding 95% Confidence Interval was calculated to show the strength of association. A p value of <0.05 was used to declare significance of association.

ResultsThe overall prevalence of timely initiation of complementary feeding was 61.8%. One quarter 23.7% of children had good dietary diversity and 32.7% of children aged 12–23 months were fed with appropriate meal frequency. Mother’s place of residence: urban settlement AOR = 2.11, 95% CI 1.47, 3.02 and postnatal checkup AOR = 1.68, 95% CI 1.15, 2.45 were significantly associated with timely initiation of complementary feeding.

ConclusionsThe prevalence of timely initiation of complementary feeding was low in Pawie District. Therefore, further strengthening maternal postnatal care utilization is a key to improve timely initiation of complementary feeding. Moreover, attention needs to be given to the rural mothers.

KeywordsComplementary feeding practice Children aged 6–23 months Ethiopia AbbreviationsCORcrude odds ratio

AORadjusted odds ratio

WHOWorld Health Organization

CFcomplementary feeding

EDHSEthiopia Demographic and Health Survey

IYCFinfant and young child feeding

DDSDietary Diversity Score

SDstandard deviation

TVtelevision

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Autor: Dula Ayana - Amare Tariku - Amsalu Feleke - Haile Woldie

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