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Table 3 Maternal depression and other socio-demographic factors associated with malnutrition in children

From: Maternal depression and malnutrition in children in southwest Uganda: a case control study

Variables Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) P-value*
Depression in the mother   
 Depression 2.4 (1.18–4.79) 0.015*
Age of the mother (years)
 18–24a   
 25–30 1.2 (0.61–2.52) 0.558
  > 30 1.2 (0.50–2.91) 0.680
Level of education of the mother
 Lower Primary (p1-p4)a   
 Upper Primary (p5-p7) 2.4 (1.48–7.61) 0.004
 Secondary school (s1-s6) 2.4 (0.89–6.45) 0.084
Marital status
 Marrieda   
 Single/separated/widowed 0.9 (0.43–1.89) 0.799
Occupation of the mother   
 Peasant farmera   
 Retail business 1.6 (0.76–3.54) 0.209
 Casual laborer/no occupation 1.2 (0.49–3.02) 0.683
Mother’s Source of income
 Farminga   
 Retail business 2.0 (0.73–5.47) 0.177
 Casual labor/no source of income 2.6 (0.90–7.48) 0.076
Number of children
 1–2a   
 3–4 0.9 (0.40–1.81) 0.688
  > 4 1.9 (0.79–4.38) 0.152
  1. *p ≤ 0.05
  2. aReference categories