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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of stunting against selected characteristics

From: Prevalence and determinants of stunting in under-five children in central Tanzania: remaining threats to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4

Characteristic   Odds Ratio 95 % Conf. Int. p-value
Age of the head of the Household (years) <35 1   
  35+ 0.67 0.47–0.96 0.031
Sex of the head of the household Male 1   
  Female 1.28 0.86–1.92 0.224
Mothers age 25+ 1   
  <25 1.54 1.06–2.24 0.023
Mother is Married Yes 1   
  No 0.93 0.59–1.46 0.743
Mothers education (years) <7 1   
  7+ 0.71 0.51–1.00 0.050
Education of the head of the Household (years) <7 1   
  7 + 1.08 0.75–1.55 0.692
Number of children <5 1   
  5+ 0.81 0.52–1.24 0.334
Number of people in households <5 1   
  5+ 1.01 0.71–1.43 0.964
Owned a bike No 1   
  Yes 0.76 0.55–1.07 0.117
Owned a hand phone No 1   
  Yes 0.66 0.46–0.94 0.023
Owned livestock Yes 1   
  No 1.01 0.71–1.43 0.964
Owned farms Yes 1   
  No 1.17 0.77–1.78 0.461
Distance to health facility 5 + 1   
  <5 0.77 0.49–1.18 0.232
Time to water source 30+ 1   
  <30 0.69 0.48–1.01 0.058