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Table 6 Associated factors of child’s HB level in the Gaza Strip

From: Anemia among children aged 2–5 years in the Gaza Strip- Palestinian: a cross sectional study

Variables Simple Linear Regression   Multiple linear Regression  
ba(95%CI) P-value bb(95%CI) P-value
Geographic location0 −0.54 (−0.71,-0.36) <0.001 −0.55 (−0.72,-0.39) <0.001
Geographic location 1 0.54 (0.35,0.73) <0.001 - -
Sex 0.16 (−0.11,0.34) 0.066 0.17 (0.01,0.33) 0.031
Age (months) 0.02 (0.01,0.02) <0.001 0.02 (0.01,0.03) <0.001
Birth order −0.001 (−0.04,0.03) 0.932 - -
Employed mother 0.27 (−0.13,0.68) 0.181 - -
Father working −0.04 (−0.25,0.17) 0.708 - -
Mother’s education0 0.26 (0.05, 0.48) 0.015 - -
Mother’s education1 −0.08 (−0.47,0.31) 0.684 - -
Income under poverty line (≤1400 Shekel) −0.26 (−0.45,-0.07) 0.008 −0.24 (−0.41,-0.06) 0.006
Household Assistance 0.33 (0.15,0.50) <0.001 - -
Exclusive Breastfeeding 0.11 (−0.10,0.31) 0.312 - -
Drinking tea −0.17 (−0.35,0.005) 0.056 - -
Vitamins supplements 0.33 (0.08, 0.58) 0.009 - -
Underweight −0.19 (−0.40,0.01) 0.061 −0.22 (−0.41,-0.03) 0.025
Stunting −0.27 (−0.44,0.01) 0.003 - -
Wasting −0.07 (−0.39,0.25) 0.67 - -
  1. a Crude regression coefficient.
  2. b Adjusted regression coefficient.
  3. Stepwise multiple linear regression method was applied. R2 = 20.6%.
  4. Geographic location: Urban area is the reference.
  5. Geographic location0: Jabalya refugee camp.
  6. Geographic location1: Rural area.
  7. Sex: Male is the reference.
  8. Educational High level is the reference.
  9. Income above poverty line (>1400 Shekel) is the reference group, US $ = 3.90 Shekel.
  10. Household with assistance is the reference group.