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Table 4 Predictors of stunting among Ugandan women aged 20–49 years

From: Factors associated with undernutrition among 20 to 49 year old women in Uganda: a secondary analysis of the Uganda demographic health survey 2016

Characteristics Crude Model
OR (95%CI)
P-value Final Model
OR1 (95%CI)
Age   0.213  
 40 to 49 1   1
 30 to 39 0.78 (0.33–1.81)   0.67 (0.27–1.65)
 20 to 29 1.47 (0.66–3.28)   1.51 (0.67–3.39)
Education Level   0.186  
 Higher 1   1
 Secondary 0.22 (0.05–0.94)   0.21 (0.05–0.88)
 Primary 0.51 (0.16–1.61)   0.54 (0.17–1.68)
 No Education 0.61 (0.16–2.36)   0.60 (0.16–2.24)
Marital Status   0.709  
 Not married 1   1
 Married 0.71 (0.37–1.37)   0.71 (0.28–1.79)
Working Status   0.732  
 Working 1   1
 Not working 0.85 (0.35–2.12)   0.71 (0.28–1.79)
Region   0.028  
 Northern 1   1
 Western 3.63 (1.34–9.77)   4.37 (1.44–13.20) *
 Eastern 1.48 (0.43–5.13)   1.75 (0.46–6.71)
 Central 3.54 (1.25–10.00)   4.77 (1.28–17.78) *
Household Size   0.825  
 Less than 6 1   1
 Six and above 0.93 (0.49–1.76)   1.04 (0.54–2.04)
Wealth Index   0.486  
 Richest 1   1
 Richer 0.60 (0.21–1.71)   0.69 (0.23–2.04)
 Middle 1.31 (0.50–3.42)   1.33 (0.43–4.12)
 Poorer 0.89 (0.33–2.41)   1.17 (0.36–3.75)
 Poorest 0.70 (0.27–1.80)   1.35 (0.38–4.83)
Residence   0.962  
 Urban 1   1
 Rural 0.98 (0.44–2.20)   1.34 (0.57–3.16)
Sex of Household Head   0.410  
 Male 1   1
 Female 0.75 (0.37–1.50)   0.59 (0.31–1.14)
  1. * = Significant at p-value < 0.05. Final Model - Adjusted for residence, region, sex of household, household size, occupation, marital status, age, education level and wealth index