TABLE 5 Influence of Reported Social Support Received by Mothers on Infant Feeding Practices
Min. No. of MealsMin. Dietary DiversityMin. Acceptable Diet
OR (CI)P ValueORP ValueOR (CI)P Value
No. of social support actions1.14 (1.00, 1.30).0471.07 (0.95, 1.21).241.06 (0.94, 1.20).32
Study site; ref: comparison area (Mambai)
 Father intervention area (Kitagwa)2.94 (0.98, 8.83).0550.4 (0.14, 1.15).090.95 (0.33, 2.71).92
 Grandmother intervention area (Viguru)5.07 (1.56, 16.50).0070.38 (0.13, 1.13).081.00 (0.35, 2.90).99
Support * Father intervention area0.85 (0.73, 1.00).0451.15 (0.98, 1.34).081.04 (0.90, 1.21).58
Support * Grandmother intervention area0.82 (0.70, 0.97).021.19 (1.01, 1.40).041.06 (0.91, 1.23).48
  • Abbreviation: OR, odds ratio.The first row (number of social support actions) indicates the effect of increasing social support in all 3 study groups on the selected infant feeding practices. The second row (study site) compares the effect on infant feeding practices of the father intervention area vs. the comparison area and the grandmother intervention area vs. the comparison area, without specifically taking into account social support. The last set of rows (support * father intervention area; support * grandmother intervention area) takes into account the interaction effects of both intervention area and social support on infant feeding practices.