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Table 6 Multivariate regression analysis of anemia among children 6 to 23 months of age

From: Prevalence and risk factors of anemia among children aged 6–23 months in Huaihua, Hunan Province

Parameters OR(95.0% C.I) P
Sex
 Boys 1  
 Girls 0.93(0.81,1.07) 0.317
Age
 6~ 11 months 1  
 12~ 17 months 0.84(0.70,1.00) 0.053
 18~ 23 months 0.55(0.45,0.67) < 0.001
Mother’s ethnicity
 Han 1  
 Dong 0.83(0.67,1.02) 0.069
 Miao 1.23(1.01,1.51) 0.044
 Others 0.98(0.71,1.35) 0.894
Mother’s educational Level
 Primary 1  
 Junior 0.97(0.75,1.25) 0.804
 Senior 1.03(0.77,1.39) 0.838
 University 0.84(0.54,1.29) 0.423
Mother’s occupation
 Homemakers 1  
 Professionals 0.96(0.61,1.51) 0.866
 Commerce 1.02(0.70,1.48) 0.936
 Animal husbandry and fishery 1.46(1.16,1.83) 0.081
 Operators equipment 0.99(0.54,1.80) 0.967
 Others 0.84(0.63,1.11) 0.221
Father’s ethnicity
 Han 1  
 Dong 0.82(0.67,1.00) 0.047
 Miao 1.31(1.06,1.61) 0.013
 Others 1.14(0.80,1.62) 0.475
Father’s educational level
 Primary 1  
 Junior 0.85(0.65,1.13) 0.266
 Senior 0.86(0.63,1.18) 0.339
 University 0.79(0.52,1.19) 0.257
Father’s occupation
 Homemakers 1  
 Professionals 1.23(0.89,1.68) 0.206
 Commerce 1.00(0.72,1.40) 0.980
 Animal husbandry and fishery 0.85(0.65,1.09) 0.198
 Operators equipment 0.95(0.68,1.33) 0.768
 Others 1.09(0.84,1.41) 0.512
Caregiver’s groups
 Mothers 1  
 Fathers 0.56(0.25,1.24) 0.153
 Grandparents 0.86(0.72,1.02) 0.085
 Others 0.50(0.10,2.40) 0.386
Diarrhea in the previous 2 weeks
 No 1    
 Yes 1.35(1.11,1.65) 0.003
Breastfeeding
 No 1  
 Yes 1.50(1.26,1.80) < 0.001
Consume sugary drink
 No 1  
 Yes 0.95(0.82,1.10) 0.495
Consume infant formula and frequencies
 0 1  
 1 to 2 0.72(0.61,0.85) < 0.001
 3 0.70(0.56,0.87) 0.001
 4 or more 0.75(0.60,0.96) 0.020
Consume milk powder and frequencies
 0 1  
 1 to 2 0.71(0.56,0.90) 0.005
 3 0.90(0.62,1.29) 0.556
 4 or more 0.74(0.48,1.14) 0.167
Consume nutrient sachet and frequencies
 0 1  
 1 to 2 0.95(0.73,1.24) 0.697
 3 0.83(0.60,1.15) 0.270
 4 or more 0.70(0.61,0.82) < 0.001
Is able identify the optimum timing of complementary feeding
 No 1  
 Yes 1.15(1.01,1.32) 0.039