Identifying the Associations of Currently Breastfeeding Status and Socio-Demographic Factors of Children Aged 6 to 23 Months of Age in Bangladesh
Breastfeeding contributes to the immunological and cognitive development of the children along with the health and happiness of the mother. In context of Bangladesh, the information regarding breastfeeding practice remains under the shade of other health issue. Therefore, this study aims to identify the association of currently breastfeeding status and socio-demographic factors of children aged 6 to 23 months in Bangladesh. All data including currently breastfeeding status and socio-demographic factors were obtained from the data set of Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (BDHS) 2011. A total of 2,227 children aged 6–23 months were selected for analysis by using different exclusion and inclusion sampling criteria. Chi-square test was performed to identify the correlation between mother’s breastfeeding status and the socio-demographic variables. The simple presentation of dimension index provides a true picture to the reader. Multilevel factors, such as, age of child, father’s education and employment status, socio-economic status, and place of residence were identified that incorporate the meaningful influences on mother’s breastfeeding status. The findings of this study will be considered by the stake holder to generate an effective strategies for the betterment of the future generation aged 6 to 23 months in future.
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