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Table 4 Bivariate and Logistic regression analyses showing the impact of selected variables on malnutrition as measured by wasting Shinille woreda, Ethiopia Somali region, February, 2014 (n 694)

From: Magnitude and factors associated with malnutrition in children 6–59 months of age in Shinille Woreda, Ethiopian Somali regional state: a cross-sectional study

Variables Wasting
Yes No OR (CI) AOR (CI) P
Family size
  ≤ 5 22 174 1 1  
  > 5 117 381 2.42 (1.48, 3.963) 2.01 (1.13, 3.57) 0.01
Edu. level of mother
 Illiterate 107 396 1.34 (0.86, 2.07) 1.43 (0.91, 2.24) 0.11
 Literat 32 159 1 1  
Monthly income
  ≤ 750 120 426 1.91 (1.13, 3.22) 1.78 (1.03, 3.04) 0.03
  ≥ 750 19 129 1 1  
Extra food During preg.
 Yes 22 126 1 1  
 No 117 429 1.56 (0.95, 2.56) 0.90 (0.41, 1.95) 0.79
Visited H. facility for ANC
 Yes 25 125 1 1  
 No 114 430 1.32 (0.82, 2.13) 1.07 (0.82, 1.96) 0.82
Place of delivery
 Home 112 445 1 1  
 Health institution 27 110 0.97 (0.61, 1.55) 1.48 (0.83, 2.62) 0.17
Child’s sex
 Male 64 300 1 1  
 Female 75 255 1.37 (0.94, 2.00) 1.50 (1.00, 2.26) 0.05
Child’s age
 6–11 65 266 1 1  
 12–23 36 135 1.09 (0.69, 1.72) 0.64 (0.39, 1.07) 0.09
 24–35 22 68 1.32 (0.76, 2.29) 1.15 (0.62, 2.12) 0.64
  ≥ 36 16 86 0.76 (0.41, 1.38) 0.70 (0.37, 1.31) 0.26
Immunization
 Yes 9 166 1 1  
 No 130 389 6.16 (3.06, 12.40) 7.57 (3.65, 15.70) 0.01
How long after birth did you first put the child to breast feed
 Immediately 35 190 0.64 (0.42, 0.98) 0.77 (0.48,1.22) 0.27
 After 1 h of birth 104 365 1 1  
Total duration of breast feeding
  < 12 123 470 1.39 (0.78, 2.45) 1.36 (0.74, 2.50) 0.31
  > 12 16 85 1 1  
Birth order between the current baby and his elder
  < 2 years 26 163 1 1  
 3–4 years 52 166 0.59 (0.35, 0.97) 1.38 (0.63, 3.04) 0.41
  > = 5 years 61 226 1.16 (0.76, 1.76) 1.42 (0.67, 3.04) 0.35