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Table 4 Adjusted factors associated with malnutrition in children

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

Variable Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P-value*
Maternal depression 2.4 (1.11–5.18) 0.03*
Age of the mother (years)
 18–24a   
 25–30 0.9 (0.36–2.44) 0.88
  > 30 0.6 (0.15–2.54) 0.50
Mothers’ level of education
 Lower primary (p1-p4)a   
 Upper primary (p5-p6) 0.5 (0.15–1.34) 0.15
 Secondary education (s1-s6) 1.3 (0.50–3.30) 0.59
Marital status
 Marrieda   
 Single/separated/widowed 1.4 (0.60–3.20) 0.44
Occupation of the mother
 Peasant farmera   
 Retail business 1.1 (0.18–6.54) 0.93
 Casual laborer/no occupation 1.3 (0.29–6.08) 0.72
Source of income
 Farminga   
 Retail business 2.3 (0.64–8.30) 0.20
 Casual labor/no source of income 2.2 (0.46–10.2) 0.33
Number of children
 1–2a   
 3–4 1.2 (0.42–3.25) 0.77
  > 4 2.7 (0.72–10.4) 0.41
  1. *p ≤ 0.05
  2. aReference categories
  3. *significant values