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Table 5 Factors associated with stunting 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 Stunted Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Yes No   
Child sex Female 164 230 1.0 1.0
  Male 206 178 1.62(1.2-2.2)* 2.8(1.5-5.3)*
Diarrheal morbidity in the last two weeks No 253 330 1.0 1.0
  Yes 117 78 2.0(1.4-2.7)* 2.5(1.2-5.3)*
Maternal formal education Yes 106 175 1.0 1.0
  No 264 233 1.9(1.4-2.5)* 1.3(0.6-2.5)
Attended ANC Yes 240 324 1.0 1.0
  No 130 84 2.1(1.5-2.9)* 1.3(0.8-2.0)
Ever used of FP Yes 136 224 1.0 1.0
  No 211 152 2.3(1.7-3.1)* 1.5(1.0-2.1)
Fed Pre-lacteal feeding Yes 321 363 1.0 1.0
  No 49 45 1.2(0.80-1.9)* 3.8(1.2-12.2)*
Had extra meal during pregnancy or lactation Yes 209 304 1.0 1.0
  No 161 104 2.3(1.7-3.1)* 0.65(0.4-0.9)
Availability of latrine Yes 279 344 1.0 1.0
  No 91 64 1.8(1.2-2.5)* 0.89(0.5-1.4)
Amount of water used by household per day (liter) <20 9 6 1.0 1.0
  20-40 282 353 0.5(0.18-1.5) 7.15(0.5-92.5)
  >40 79 49 1(0.36-3.2) 2.6(0.96-6.8)
Total family size ≤5 138 212 1.0 1.0
  >5 232 196 1.8(1.4-2.4)* 1.25(0.8-2.0)
  1. ANC- Antenatal care, FP- Family Planning methods.
  2. *Significant at p-value <0.05.