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Table 6 Multiple logistic regression of factors influencing prevalence of diarrhea in under-fives (these with diarrhea (R 2= 0.171)

From: Prevalence, one week incidence and knowledge on causes of diarrhea: household survey of under-fives and adults in Mkuranga district, Tanzania

Variable* OR (95% CI)
Child age groups in months  
<6 0.66 (0.07 – 6.31)
6 – 11 2.07 (0.54 – 0.92)
12 – 17 4.09 (1.34 – 12.49)
18 – 23 3.51 (0.71 – 17.47)
24 – 35 2.26 (0.66 – 7.72)
36 – 47 0.38 (0.07 – 2.08)
48 – 59 1
Village  
Kibudi 0.35 (0.06 – 1.89)
Kibuyuni 0.75 (0.18 – 3.15)
Kilimahewa 1.17 (0.27 – 5.02)
Mbulani 0.19 (0.02 – 1.81)
Mkiu 0.34 (0.07 – 1.70)
Mkuruwili 0.21 (0.04 – 1.08)
Mvuleni 0.29 (0.06 – 1.52)
Nyatunduru 0.29 (0.04 – 2.06)
Nyatanga 0.86 (0.20 – 3.66)
Nyamatotipo 1
Reported hand-washing practice  
Poor 2.67 (1.01 – 6.55)
Good 1
  1. *Controlled for literacy, number of under-fives in the household, child sex, respondent sex, sanitation, WASH education, Wealth index and respondents’ knowledge on causes of diarrhea.