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Table 2 Association between different factors and obesity and overweight among under 5 children in Uganda

From: Factors associated with childhood overweight and obesity in Uganda: a national survey

Characteristics Bivariable analysis
COR (95%CI)
P-value Adjusted model.
AOR (95%CI)
Mother’s BMI   0.019  
 Underweight 1   1
 Normal 2.59 (1.21–5.55) *   2.05 (0.94–4.50)
 Overweight 3.01 (1.39–6.50) *   2.72 (1.22–6.08)*
Sex of child   < 0.001  
 Female 1   1
 Male 2.07 (1.47–2.90)*   1.81 (1.24–2.64)*
Region   0.004  
 North 1   1
 West 1.81 (1.21–2.69)*   1.65 (0.98–2.80)
 East 1.12 (0.71–1.76)   1.09 (0.65–1.84)
 Central 0.94 (0.57–1.55)   0.60 (0.29–1.24)
Residence   0.218  
 Rural 1   1
 Urban 0.77 (0.51–1.38)   0.70 (0.41–1.18)
Stunting status   0.012  
 No 1   1
 Yes 1.51 (1.10–2.08)*   1.40 (0.94–2.08)
Working status   0.152  
 Not working 1   1
 Working 1.34 (0.90–2.00)   1.22 (0.80–1.87)
Age of the child months   < 0.001  
 49–59 1   1
 37–48 2.07 (1.04–4.15)*   1.82 (0.88–3.78)
 25–36 3.80 (1.96–7.37)*   3.38 (1.68–6.82)*
 13–24 4.30 (2.30–8.04)*   3.70 (1.91–7.17)*
 Less than 12 3.42 (1.80–6.48)*   2.79 (1.44–5.42)*
Father’s Education   0.292  
 No Education 1   1
 Primary Education 1.82 (0.91–3.66)   1.43 (0.68–3.01)
 Secondary Education 1.44 (0.71–2.94)   1.31 (0.61–2.81)
 Tertiary 1.33 (0.55–3.24)   1.08 (0.36–3.23)
Wealth Index   0.410  
 Poorest 1   1
 Poorer 1.48 (0.95–2.32)   1.39 (0.85–2.27)
 Middle 1.42 (0.88–2.29)   1.19 (0.67–2.14)
 Richer 1.50 (0.90–2.50)   1.25 (0.67–2.31)
 Richest 1.18 (0.69–2.03)   0.95 (0.41–2.22)
Age Mum years   0.265  
 15–24 1   1
 25–34 0.87 (0.60–1.26)   0.88 (0.56–1.39)
 35–49 0.70 (0.45–1.08)   0.90 (0.53–1.52)
Household size   0.308  
 5 and above 1   1
 Less than 5 1.18 (0.86–1.64)   0.90 (0.60–1.33)
Household Head   0.127  
 Female 1   1
 Male 0.76 (0.53–1.08)   0.74 (0.48–1.15)
Mother’s marital status   0.496  
 Not married 1   1
 Married 0.84 (0.51–1.38)  
Mothers’ education level
N
  0.346  
 No education 1   1
 Primary 1.51 (0.90–2.53)   1.25 (0.69–2.24)
 Secondary 1.54 (0.84–2.84)   1.34 (0.62–2.86)
 Tertiary 1.89 (0.85–4.19)   2.39 (0.77–7.43)
  1. *Significant at p-value < 0.05