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Table 5 Logistic regression of nutritional status (BMI) and predictors among women of reproductive age in Kunama population, Northwest Tigray, Ethiopia, February 2014

From: Magnitude of chronic energy deficiency and its associated factors among women of reproductive age in the Kunama population, Tigray, Ethiopia, in 2014

Predictors Category Nutritional status Odds ratio (95 % CI)
Undernutrition Normal COR AOR
Marital status Married 65 89 1 1
Living with no partner 71 59 1.648 (1.029–2.638)* 1.234 (0.584–2.604)
Ever used contraceptive Yes 58 100 1 1
No 78 48 2.802 (1.727–4.544)* 1.923 (0.975–3.792)
Meal frequency Twice per day 84 52 2.982 (1.839–4.835)* 2.002 (1.003–3.993)**
3 times per day 52 96 1 1
Intake of animal source foods Weekly 73 113 1 1
Never and monthly 63 35 2.786 (1.678–4.627)* 1.581 (0.791–3.150)
WDD Adequate 41 81 1 1
Inadequate 95 67 2.901 (1.776–4.740)* 2.931 (1.536–5.592)**
HFI Secured 70 109 1 1
Insecure 66 39 2.635 (1.603–4.331)* 2.158 (1.051–4.417)**
Hand washing agent Soap 56 82 1 1
None 80 66 1.775 (1.108–2.842)* 1.313 (0.683–2.524)
Family size <5 54 79 1 1
≥5 82 69 1.739 (1.085–2.786)* 1.293 (0.485–3.446)
Age at first marriage <18 85 51 3.889 (2.242–6.746)* 2.761 (1.450–5.255)**
≥18 30 70 1 1
Gravidity Gravid 1–2 32 51 1 1
Gravid 3–4 33 35 1.503 (0.785–2.876) 1.917 (0.851–4.320)
Gravid ≥5 40 32 1.992 (1.049–3.784)* 1.31 (0.567–3.026)
Time to fetch drinking water <30 min 66 105 1 1
≥30 min 70 43 2.590 (1.588–4.223)* 2.322 (1.220–4.416)**
  1. COR crude odds ration, AOR adjusted odds ration, HFI household food insecurity, WDD women dietary diversity score
  2. Reminder: **significant in both bivariate and multi variant; *p < 0.05 (2-tailed); stepwise (backward LR) was used in logistic regression. 1 = reference