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Table 2 Predictors of seasonal variation in the prevalence of acute child under-nutrition among children 6 to 36 months of age, Kersa district, east rural Ethiopia, 2011

From: Seasonal variation in the prevalence of acute undernutrition among children under five years of age in east rural Ethiopia: a longitudinal study

Characteristics Category AOR (95% CI)
Mother’s age 35-49 1
15-34 0.9 (0.5, 1.3)
Mother’s level of education Literate 1
Illiterate 1.6 ( 0.9, 2.9)
Paternal occupation Farmers 1
Others 0.8 (0.4, 1.7)
Possession of a bank saving account at household level Yes 1
No 8.2 (1.8, 37.6)**
Season Dry 1
Wet 1.6 (0.9, 2.8)
Household food security status Food secure 1
Food insecure 1.1. (0.7, 1.6)
Maternal access to a health facility Yes 1
No 2.2 (1.4, 3.6)**
Method of storing drinking water at household level Properly stored 1
Improperly stored 0.5 (0.2, 1.0)
Method of solid waste management Managed properly 1
Dumped 1.006 (0.6, 1.7)
Children’s sex Female 1
Male 1.2 (0.7, 2.0)
Number of under - five children in the household Four per household 1
  > four per household 0.7 (0.5, 1.2)
  1. ** = p < 0.001 AOR = Adjusted odds ratio.
  2. ∞ = civil servant, daily laborer, owner of mini private business.
  3. LRchi2 = 54.36, Prob > chi2 = 0.00001, Log likelihood = − 205.02335.