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Table 4 Bi-variable and multivariable logistic regression analysis of predictors of intestinal parasitic infections among children aged 6–59 months in Boricha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia, 2019 (N = 622)

From: The high prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections is associated with stunting among children aged 6–59 months in Boricha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Intestinal Parasitic infections COR AOR
Yes (%) No (%)
Sex of child
 Male 146 (47.86) 159 (52.14) 1 1
 Female 157 (49.53) 160 (50.47) 1.06(1.01,1.46) 0.65(0.12,1.02)
Wealth status
 Lowest 113 (73.38) 41 (26.62) 5.65(3.35,9.5) 1.04(0.49,2.22)
 Second lowest 39 (54.16) 33 (45.83) 2.42(1.33,4.4) 0.79(0.34,1.78)
 Middle 69 (43.94) 88 (56.06) 1.6(0.98,2.62) 0.57(0.29,1.10)
 Second highest 42 (35.90) 75 (74.10) 1.14(0.67,1.95) 0.57(0.28,1.15)
 Highest 40 (32.79) 82 (67.21) 1 1
The major source of drinking water
 Protected 199 (41.03) 286 (58.97) 1 1
 Unprotected 104 (75.91) 33 (24.09) 4.52(3.13,7.62) 1.14(0.58,2.24)
Diarrhoea past two week
 Yes 53 (51.96) 49 (48.04) 1.17(0.76,1.78) 0.72(0.24,1.04)
 No 250 (48.08) 270 (51.92) 1  
The practice of consuming raw vegetables & fruits
 Yes 143 (77.72) 41 (22.28) 6(4.07,9.02)* 2.65(1.6,4.7)*
 No 160 (36.53) 278 (63.47) 1 1
Absence of sanitation facility
 Yes 135 (78.03) 38 (21.94) 5.9(4,8.9)* 2.9(1.6,5.3)**
 No 168 (37.41) 281 (62.59) 1 1
Wearing Shoes
 Yes 127 (34.23) 244 (65.77) 1 1
 No 176 (70.12) 75 (29.88) 4.5(3.2,6.4)* 3.5(2.2,5.7)**
Family size
 Small 78 (26) 222 (74) 1 1
 Medium 71 (60.68) 46 (39.32) 4.4(2.8,6.9)* 2.3(1.3,4.2)*
 Large family 154 (75.12) 51 (24.88) 8.6(5.7,12.9)* 2.7(1.5,5)**
  1. 1: Shows the reference categories
  2. *: Shows significant association at p-value < 0.05 **: Show the highly significant association at p-value < 0.01