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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of determinants for thinness and overweight/obesity among schoolchildren

From: The double burden of malnutrition in a rural health and demographic surveillance system site in South Africa: a study of primary schoolchildren and their mothers

Thinness AOR 95%CI P-value
Child’ sex 1.53 1.01–2.35 0.05*
Maternal BMI 1.48 1.01–2.18 0.05*
Maternal WHR 1.41 0.89–2.21 0.14
Access to water 0.58 0.34–0.97 0.04*
Overweight/obesity
 Learning grade 0.48 0.28–0.84 0.01*
 Maternal BMI 0.18 0.07–0.46 ≤0.0001*
 Maternal marital status 0.63 0.36–1.10 0.10
 Maternal education 1.65 0.94–2.88 0.08
  1. * indicates significance