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Table 7 Bi-variable and multivariable analysis of the predictors of underweight of children aged 6–59 months in Boricha Woreda, South 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 Nutritional status COR AORa
Normal Underweight
Sex
 Male 240 (78.70) 65 (21.30) 0.75(0.51–1.08)* 0.58(0.38–0.89)**
 Female 233 (73.50) 84 (26.5) 1 1
Food insecurity status
 Secure 279 (94.30) 17 (5.70) 1 1
 Insecure 194 (59.50) 132 (40.5) 11.16(6.52,19.11)* 3.50(1.78,6.94)**
Presence of parasite
 Yes 198 (65.3) 105 (34.7) 3.31(2.22,4.92) 1.07 (0.65,1.77)
 No 275 (86.2) 44 (13.8) 1 1
Dietary diversity score
 Adequate(> 4) 228 (92.30) 19 (7.70) 1 1
 Low (< 3) 245 (65.33) 130 (34.77) 6.36 (2.51,9.84)* 5.79(2.55,13.13)*
  1. 1: Shows the reference categories *: Shows the significant association at p-value < 0.05
  2. **: Show the highly significant association at p-value < 0.01
  3. a Adjusted for sex, maternal and paternal educational status, the main occupation of head, family size, wealth index, main source of drinking water, household food insecurity and dietary diversity score