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Table 7 Factors associated with a low height-for-age in children under 5 years obtained by hierarchical multiple analysis, 2010

From: Nutritional status of children under 5 years of age in the Brazilian Western Amazon before and after the Interoceanic highway paving: a population-based study

Variables Crude OR p value** Adjusted OR* (CI 95%) p value**
Wealth index      
 Richer half 1   1   
 Poorer half 7.2 < 0.001 5.87 (2.33 – 14.76) < 0.001
Open sewage      
 Lacking 1   1   
 Present 2.82 0.001 2.27 (1.08 – 4.72) 0.029
Living with biological parents      
 Living with biological father and mother 1   1   
 Living with one biological parent or neither one 2.56 0.004 2.27 (1.08 – 4.76) 0.031
Maternal height (cm)      
 Taller half (156.5 to 178.5) 1   1   
 Shorter half (138.8 to 156.5) 3.72 < 0.001 3.53 (1.58 – 7.86) 0.002
Anaemia diagnosis      
 No 1 0.003 - - -
 Yes 2.74
Parasitosis diagnosis      
 No 1 0.54 - - -
 Yes 1.25     
  1. Assis Brasil, AC, 2010.
  2. *Odds Ratio (OR) adjusted by all variables in the table, gender and age.
  3. **Wald test.