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Table 6 Factors associated with wasting among children of 6–59 months of age, Bule Hora district, 2013

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

Variables Wasting Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Yes No
Child sex Female 39 356 1.0 1.0
  Male 65 318 1.8(1.2-2.8)* 1.78(0.8-2.8)
Maternal formal education Yes 27 254 1.0 1.0
  No 78 419 1.8(1.1-2.9)* 1.5(0.9-2.6)
Diarrhea in the last two weeks No 49 534 1.0 1.0
  Yes 55 140 4.2(2.8-6.5)* 2.7(1.1-6.4)*
Age at complementary food started (in months) ≥6 59 498 1.0 1.0
<6 46 175 2.3(1.5-5.8)* 3.3(1.5-7.4)*
Ever use of FP Yes 41 318 1.0 1.0
  No 52 311 1.3(0.84-2.0) 3.8(1.3-11.6)*
Availability of latrine No 73 550 1.0 1.0
  Yes 31 124 1.9(1.2-3.0)* 0.61(0.38-0.99)
Availability of window Yes 62 516 1.0 1.0
  No 42 158 2.2(1.4-3.4)* 0.62(0.38-1.0)
Providing Pre-lacteal feeding No 86 598 1.0 1.0
  Yes 18 76 1.6(0.94-2.9)* 1.28(0.71-2.3)
  1. FP- Family Planning methods.
  2. *Significant at p-value <0.05.