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Table 8 Bi-variable and multivariable analysis of the predictors of wasting 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 Wasted
Dietary diversity score
 Adequate(> 4) 233 (91.91) 15 (8.09) 1 1
 Low (< 3) 317 (86.13) 57 (13.87) 2.79 (2.05,6.34)* 2.22(1.33,5.79)*
Presence of intestinal parasite
 Yes 250 (82.50) 53 (17.50) 3.34(1.93,5.80) 0.57(0.29, 1.10)
 No 300 (94.00) 19 (6.00) 1 1
Maternal education status
 No formal education 311 (84.05) 59 (15.95) 3.49(2.46,8.05)* 3.25(1.89,9.41)**
 Have formal education 239 (93.36) 13 (6.64) 1 1
  1. 1: Shows the reference categories*: Show the significant association at p-value < 0.05 **: Show the highly significant association at p-value < 0.01
  2. 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