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Table 5 Factors associated with adherence to MMNP

From: Adherence to multiple micronutrient powder among young children in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Variables (N = 78) High Adherence (n = 39) P-value AOR* (95% CI) P-value
  % (n)    
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS
Mean age of the mother in years (± SD) 24.3 ± 3.1 0.088a 0.74 (0.61-0.88) 0.002
Wealth index quintile
Poorest 62.5 (10) 0.171b 1.00  
Poorer 25.0 (4)   0.01 (0.00-0.68) 0.033
Middle 46.7 (7)   0.04 (0.00-0.35) 0.006
Richer 52.6 (10)   0.11 (0.01-0.84) 0.035
Richest 66.7 (8)   0.93 (0.09-10.23) 0.953
PROGRAM RELATED FACTORS
Schedule preference (n = 74)
Feeding Daily 60.0 (33) 0.007b 1.00  
Feeding Flexibly 21.1 (4)   0.03 (0.00-0.26) 0.003
Mean visits by BRAC SS in the past 60 days (± SD) 7.7 ± 4.9 0.014a 1.55 (1.09-2.20) 0.018
SS c Grade
Grade A 42.2 (19) 0.409b 1.00  
Grade B 56.3 (9)   0.26 (0.01-6.90) 0.405
Grade C 60.0 (6)   4.70 (0.69-32.06) 0.108
Grade D 71.4 (5)   0.11 (0.00-3.22) 0.188
MORBIDITY RELATED FACTOR
Skipped a sachet of MNP because of any illness (child) in past 60 days     
No 55.6 (35) 0.083b 1.00  
Yes 26.7 (4)   0.10 (0.00-2.57) 0.154
  1. Covariates adjusted were mother’s age, wealth index, schedule preference, number of visits by BRAC SS in the past 60 days, skipped a sachet of MMNP because of any illness (child) in past 60 days and SS grade. Only those that were significant in logistic regression are presented.
  2. *Adjusted Odds Ratio.
  3. aMann–Whitney test (2-tailed).
  4. bFisher’s exact test.
  5. c Shasthya Shebika (female community health volunteers).