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Table 1 Frequencies of the demographic characteristics of the mothers and their association with management of feeding practices in children

From: Factors in the management of feeding in nursery school children as perceived by their mothers in rural Bondo County, Kenya

  n (%) OR 95% CI P-value
Marital status     
Single 5 (4.63) 1.00   
Married 87 (80.55) 0.34 0.21 – 0.76 0.022
Widowed 15 (13.89) 1.26 0.88 – 2.35 0.061
Divorced 1 (0.93) NA   
Education levels     
None 9 (8.33) 1.00   
1-4 years 10 (9.26) 7.33 3.37 – 12.91 0.023
5-8 years 56 (51.85) 5.20 2.65 – 7.89 0.031
≥9 years 33 (30.56) 3.88 1.76 – 6.55 0.039
Age     
18-24 years 15 (13.89) 1.00   
25-29 years 32 (29.63) 6.04 3.22 – 9.68 0.029
30-34 years 27 (25.00) 4.28 2.09 – 7.49 0.041
35-39 years 13 (12.04) 3.01 1.88 – 5.72 0.044
40-44 years 11 (10.18) 1.99 1.02 – 3.23 0.046
≥45 years 10 (9.26) 1.01 0.99 – 2.54 0.055
Occupation     
Salaried 15 (13.89) 1.00   
Farming 39 (36.11) 1.44 1.01 – 2.32 0.034
Business 54 (50.00) 4.02 2.11 – 7.85 0.027
  1. Values are n (%). OR = Odd Ratio; 95% CI = 95% Confidence Interval. Logistic regression analyses were performed using the first category in each of the demographic characteristic as the reference group. Bad management of feeding was the dependent variable while all other factors were the independent variables in the logistic regression models.