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Table 2 Logistic regression of mother's socioeconomic status, parental care and health behaviour on stunting

From: Health effects of single motherhood on children in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-sectional study

Cameroon (2011)
Models
Marital status Baseline 2 3 4 5
  OR/(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI)
In union (RC)      
Widowed 1.17 1.12 1.14 1.05 0.94
  (0.47-2.92) (0.45-2.79) (0.46-2.78) (0.40-2.71) (0.36-2.44)
Other single mothers 1.79** 1.68* 1.78** 1.36 1.23
  (1.17-2.74) (1.09-2.60) (1.16-2.73) (0.84-2.21) (0.74-2.04)
Constant 0.21*** 0.37† 0.21*** 0.41 1.07
  (0.10-0.41) (0.11-1.19) (0.11-0.42) (0.10-1.67) (0.14-7.80)
Nigeria (2008)
Models
Marital status Baseline 2 3 4 5
  OR/(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI)
In union (RC)      
Widowed 0.87 0.85 0.90 0.72 0.70
  (0.62-1.23) (0.61-1.18) (0.61-1.32) (0.47-1.11) (0.46-1.07)
Other single mothers 0.87 0.85 0.97 0.77 0.74
  (0.61-1.23) (0.61-1.19 (0.64-1.46) (0.52-1.16) (0.50-1.11)
Constant 0.30*** 0.34*** 0.33*** 0.15*** 0.15***
  (0.21-0.42) (0.22-0.50) (0.22-0.51) (0.07-0.32) (0.06-0.34)
Congo DRC (2007)
Models
Marital status Baseline 2 3 4 5
  OR/(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI) OR(CI)
In union (RC)      
Widowed 0.63 0.65 0.75 0.46 0.47
  (0.28-1.43) (0.28-1.51) (0.30-1.84) (0.17-1.23) (0.17-1.32)
Other single mothers 1.69** 1.68** 1.76** 1.19 1.28
  (1.19-2.41) (1.17-2.41) (1.18-2.63) (0.69-2.06) (0.73-2.25)
Constant 0.09*** 0.04*** 0.07*** 0.01*** 0.00***
  (0.04-0.17) (0.01-0.12) (0.03-0.17) (0.00-0.06) (0.00-0.01)
  1. Note: Model 2 adjusted for economic resource, model 3 parental resource, model 4 health behaviour. All models controlled for mother’s age, religious affiliation, region of origin, child characteristics (sex, age, birth weight, birth type – single or multiple, birth order) and partner’s characteristics – education and occupation.
  2. CI: 95% confidence interval; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 †p < 0.10. Work location was omitted in the final models because it was collinear with occupation category 1- not working. Model fit statistics: (Prob > F/chi2 for all the models in Cameroon, Nigeria and DRC, was significant p < .001.