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Table 3 Nutritional and other factors associated with of malaria in under-five children, Adami Tulu district, Ethiopia 2014 (N = 428)

From: Association between malaria and malnutrition among children aged under-five years in Adami Tulu District, south-central Ethiopia: a case–control study

Factors Cases Controls Crude OR Adjusted OR 95 % CI
Lower Upper
Child age (months)       
  6–24 50 116 1.55 1.55 0.96 2.51
  25–59 57 205 1.00 1.00   
Sex       
  Male 70 179 1.55 1.51 0.93 2.47
  Female 37 142 1.00 1.00   
Sleep under ITN last       
night       
  Yes 27 123 0.54 0.65 0.38 1.11
  No 80 198 1.00 1.00   
Literacy of respondent       
  No education 70 181 2.46 2.99 a 1.27 7.61
  Primary(1–8) 29 89 2.08 2.41 0.96 6.06
  Secondary(9–12) 8 51 1.00 1.00   
Wasting       
  Severe wasting (WHZ < − 3) 14 12 3.86 2.95 a 1.14 7.60
  Moderate wasting ( −3 ≤ WHZ < 2) 5 18 0.92 0.66 0.21 2.03
  No-wasting (WHZ ≥ −2) 88 291 1.00 1.00   
Indoor residual       
Spraying       
  Yes 71 235 0.72 0.64 0.37 1.11
  No 36 86 1.00 1.00   
  1. aIndicates significant OR