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Table 5 Bivariate and Logistic regression analyses showing the impact of selected variables on malnutrition as measured by underweight, 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 Underweight
Yes No OR (CI) AOR (CI) P
Family size
  ≤ 5 32 164 1 1  
  > 5 138 360 1.96 (1.28, 3.01) 1.37 (0.65, 2.88) 0.40
Children <5 years in the households
  < 2 147 477 1 1  
  > = 2 23 47 1.58 (0.93, 2.70) 0.81 (0.36, 1.77) 0.60
Occupat of mother
 House wife only 90 285 1 1  
 Merchant/Trade 38 101 1.19 (0.76, 1.85) 1.79 (0.95, 3.37) 0.06
 Priv. Organization 5 15 1.05 (0.37, 2.98) 3.14 (0.94, 10.54) 0.06
 Gove. employee 20 17 3.72 (1.87, 7.41) 2.13 (0.69, 6.59) 0.18
 Daily laborer 6 69 0.27 (0.11, 0.65) 0.90 (0.33, 2.45) 0.83
 Other (specify) 11 37 0.94 (0.46, 1.92) 1.36 (0.54, 3.39) 0.50
Extra food During preg.
 Yes 28 120 1 1  
 No 142 404 1.50 (0.95, 2.37) 1.77 (0.98, 3.19) 0.05
Health during preg.
 Good 76 267 1 1  
 Not good/sick 94 257 1.28 (0.90, 1.81) 1.11 (0.70, 1.77) 0.63
Place of delivery
 Home 125 432 1 1  
 Health institution 45 92 1.69 (1.12, 2.54) 1.19 (0.58, 2.47) 0.62
Birth order
  < 2 years 39 150 1 1  
 3–4 years 71 147 1.85 (1.18, 2.91) 1.41 (0.76, 2.62) 0.26
  > = 5 years 60 227 1.01 (0.64, 1.59) 0.65 (0.35, 1.20) 0.17
Immunization
 Yes 31 144 1 1  
 No 139 380 1.69 (1.10, 2.62) 2.47 (1.37, 4.43) 0.01
Initiation of CF
  ≤ 6 153 437 1 1  
  > 6 17 87 0.55 (0.32, 0.96) 0.72 (0.33, 1.53) 0.39
Total duration of breast feeding
  ≤ 12 158 435 2.69 (1.43, 5.05) 2.16 (1.11, 4.20) 0.02
  > 12-24 12 89 1 1  
Availability latrine
 Yes 137 375 1 1  
 No 33 149 0.60 (0.39, 0.927) 1.18 (0.66, 2.14) 0.56