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Table 1 Distribution of childhood stunting and its associated selected factors

From: Understanding correlates of child stunting in Ethiopia using generalized linear mixed models

Covariates Level Stunting N (%) P-value
Not stunted Stunted
Sex of child Male 2760(62) 1695 (38) 0.001
Female 2803 (65.4) 1485 (34.6)
Current age of child in months 0–11 months 1620 (86.9) 244 (13.1) 0.000
12–23 months 1086 (61.5) 679 (38.5)
24–59 months 2857 (55.9) 2257 (44.1)
Preceding birth interval (months) less than 24 months 2242 (62.8) 1329 (37.2) 0.000
24–47 months 2156 (62.3) 1307 (37.7)
48 and above months 1165 (68.2) 544 (31.8)
Mother’s BMI greater than or equal to18.5 1266 (59.0) 878 (41.0) 0.000
less than 18.5 4297 (65.1) 2302 (34.9)
Wealth index combined Poor 2726 (58.4) 1939 (41.6) 0.000
Middle 789 (62.5) 473 (37.5)
Rich 2048 (72.7) 768 (27.3)
Source of drinking water piped 939 (77.6) 271 (22.4) 0.000
public tap 2439 (61.3) 1543 (38.7)
protected spring 421 (60.8) 271 (39.2)
other 1764 (61.7) 1095 (38.3)
Currently breastfeeding No 1784 (61.8) 1104 (38.2) 0.011
Yes 3779 (64.5) 2076 (35.5)
Type of toilet facility flush toilet 286 (81.7) 64 (18.3) 0.000
latrine 2917 (65.8) 1515 (34.2)
no facility 2360 (59.6) 1601 (40.4)
Highest educational level No education 3325 (59.7) 2241 (40.3) 0.000
Primary 1499 (66.2) 766 (33.8)
Secondary and higher 739 (81.0) 173 (19.0)
No 5346 (62.9) 3156 (37.1)
Use of internet Yes 217 (90.0) 24 (10.0) 0.000