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Table 5 Factors associated with wasting among children aged 6–59 months, East Belesa District, northwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Undernutrition and associated factors among children aged 6-59 months in East Belesa District, northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Wasting COR**(95%CI) AOR ***95%CI
Yes No
Child sex     
 Male 48 291 0.75 (0.49, 0.95)*
 Female 53 241 1
Child vitamin-A supplementation in the past six months     
 Yes 77 352 1
 No 24 180 1.64 (1.00, 2.68)*
Type of prelacteal food given (n = 370)     
 Water 42 80 1 1
 Butter 163 107 2.12 (1.47, 3.56)* 2.32 (1.81,5.31)*
Water treatment by any means     
 Yes 11 93 1  
 No 90 439 0.57 (0.29, 0.72)
  1. *significant at p of <0.05
  2. **Crude Odds Ratio
  3. ***Adjusted Odds Ratio