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Table 3 Logistic regression estimates for children who did not receive VAS and IS among children aged 6–59 months by background characteristics in India, 2005–06 and 2015–16

From: Does socio-economic inequality exist in micro-nutrients supplementation among children aged 6–59 months in India? Evidence from National Family Health Survey 2005–06 and 2015–16

Background characteristics Categories Children who did not receive VAS Children who did not receive IS
2005–06
(OR)
2015–16
(OR)
2005–06
(OR)
2015–16
(OR)
Age of the child 6–23 months Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
24–59 months 1.85*** 1.08*** 1.03 0.96**
Sex of the child Male Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Female 0.98 0.99 1.11 1.02
Mother’s education No education Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Primary 0.71*** 0.88*** 0.68*** 0.92*
Secondary 0.51*** 0.73*** 0.53*** 0.85***
Higher 0.50*** 0.69*** 0.36*** 0.82***
Birth order 1st order Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
2–3 order 1.28*** 1.09*** 1.15** 1.03
4–6 order 1.22 1.53* 2.48 1.43
Currently breastfeeding No Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Yes 0.80*** 0.90*** 1.14** 0.99
Wealth index Poor Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Middle 0.94 1.02 0.81** 0.98
Rich 1.00 0.99 0.59*** 0.95
Caste SC/ST Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Non SC/ST 1.14 1.01 1.21 1.08***
Religion Hindu Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Muslim 0.94 1.27*** 1.07 1.16***
Others 1.09 1.11* 0.94 1.10***
Place of residence Urban Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Rural 0.84*** 0.90*** 1.08 0.97
EAG and non-EAG States EAG and Assam Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Non-EAG 1.74*** 0.50*** 1.97*** 0.48***
  1. Note- Significant at *p < 0.10, **p < 0.005, ***p < 0.01; OR Odds Ratio
  2. Ref- Reference category
  3. EAG states include Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Assam
  4. *Non-EAG states include rest of Indian states except EAG and Assam
  5. VAS Vitamin A supplementation, IS Iron supplement supplementation, SC/ST Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe