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Table 6 Factors associated with child ever receiving iron supplementation (multiple logistic regression)

From: Factors Influencing Receipt of Iron Supplementation by Young Children and their Mothers in Rural India: Local and National Cross-Sectional Studies

Factor Odds Ratio [95% CI] P
Child's sex (male = 1) 2.45 [1.47, 4.10] < 0.001
Wealth quintile 1   
Quintile 1 1.00 (Reference)  
Quintile 2 0.89 [0.37, 2.16] 0.797
Quintile 3 1.31 [0.59, 2.90] 0.504
Quintile 4 1.65 [0.71, 3.83] 0.242
Quintile 5 2.63 [1.11, 6.24] 0.028
Religion/Caste   
Hindu, non SC/ST 2 1.00 (Reference)  
Scheduled Caste 0.69 [0.38, 1.28] 0.240
Scheduled Tribe 0.90 [0.43, 1.77] 0.776
Muslim 0.02 [0.00, 0.27] 0.002
Number of antenatal health worker visits 3   
Quintile 1 1.00 (Reference)  
Quintile 2 0.25 [0.10, 0.61] 0.003
Quintile 3 0.54 [0.21, 1.40] 0.201
Quintile 4 0.78 [0.37, 1.63] 0.506
Quintile 5 0.25 [0.11, 0.55] < 0.001
Visited Anganwadi 0.23 [0.11, 0.49] < 0.001
Child fully vaccinated 0.33 [0.15, 0.75] 0.008
Postnatal maternal iron supplementation 2.31 [1.25, 4.28] 0.008
Maternal blood test during pregnancy 2.10 [1.09, 4.03] 0.026
  1. 1Wealth index: Quintile 1: 2-8 Quintile 2: 9-12; Quintile 3: 13-18; Quintile 4: 19-26; Quintile 27-62.
  2. 2SC = Scheduled Caste, ST = Scheduled Tribe
  3. 3Number of antenatal health worker visits: Quintile 1: 1-3; Quintile 2: 4; Quintile 3: 5; Quintile 4: 6-7; Quintile 8-9.