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Table 3 Zinc deficiency and reproductive health factors among pregnant women in rural Sidama, Southern Ethiopia, Feb 2011

From: Prevalence of prenatal zinc deficiency and its association with socio-demographic, dietary and health care related factors in Rural Sidama, Southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Variables Serum zinc μg/dl (mean+/-sd) ZD+ ZD- Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)**
Parity (n = 700)
   0 54.4 (9.8) 52 64 1r 1r
   1-2 53.4 (9.3) 138 138 1.23 (0.80-1.90) 0.72 (0.46-1.15)
   3-4 51.8 (10.1) 126 105 1.48 (0.94-2.31) 0.77 (0.48-1.24)
   ≥ 5 47.1 (9.8) 55 22 3.08 (1.66-5.69)* 1.70 (1.09-3.23)*
Birth interval (n = 553)
   6-23 months 49.3 (7.8) 38 17 2.05 (1.13-3.72)* 1.97 (1.07-4.24)*
   ≥ 24 months 52.2 (10.1) 260 238 1r 1r
  1. 1r set as reference, * Significant association at 95% confidence level, ** adjusted for all significant variables and CRP status