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Table 4 Factors associated with underweight among children aged between six to fifty nine months, Bule Hora district, 2013 (n = 778)

From: Prevalence of undernutrition and associated factors among children aged between six to fifty nine months in Bule Hora district, South Ethiopia

Variables Underweight Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Yes No   
Child sex Female 82 312 1.0 1.0
  Male 145 239 2.3(1.6-3.1)* 2.5(1.5-4.1)*
Total number of children born to a mother ≤4 372 111 1.0 1.0
  >4 179 116 2.2(1.6-3.0)* 1.8(1.1-3.1)*
Diarrheal morbidity in the last two weeks No 125 458 1.0 1.0
  Yes 102 93 4.0(2.9-5.7)* 3.9(2.2-6.8)*
Paternal formal education Yes 106 193 1.0 1.0
  No 121 358 2.1(1.5-2.9)* 6.9(1.7-62.2)*
Availability of latrine Yes 162 461 1.0 1.0
  No 65 90 2.05(1.4-3.0)* 1.2(0.72-1.9)
Maternal formal education No 175 322 1.0 1.0
  Yes 52 229 2.4(1.7-3.4)* 1.1(0.35-3.4)
Fed Pre-lactation feeding No 188 496 1.0 1.0
  Yes 39 55 1.87(1.2-2.9)* 1.1(0.63-1.9)
  1. *Significant at p-value < 0.05.