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Table 2 Parameter estimates of related covariates in the final proportional odds model

From: Determinants of severity levels of anemia among children aged 6–59 months in Ethiopia: further analysis of the 2011 Ethiopian demographic and health survey

Variables Categories OR P-value 95 % CI of OR
LB UB
Mother’s age (years) 15–24 1.07 0.522 0.88 1.29
25–29 1.03 0.673 0.88 1.21
30–34 1.12 0.11 0.97 1.30
35–49 (ref)     
Type of place of residence Rural 1.04 0.582 0.90 1.21
Urban (ref)     
Mother’s educational level Primary/Secondary/higher 0.92 0.186 0.82 1.04
No education (ref)     
Source of drinking water supply Improved 0.87 0.006 0.79 0.96
Non improved (ref)     
Religion Orthodox 0.38 .000 0.34 0.42
Protestant 0.44 .000 0.39 0.50
Muslim (ref)     
Number of children 5 and under in household 3 or above 1.30 .000 1.13 1.49
Two 1.17 0.005 1.05 1.30
One (ref)     
Mother’s anemia status Severe or moderate 1.84 .000 1.55 2.19
Mild 1.57 .000 1.40 1.78
Not anemic (ref)     
Husband/partner’s education level Secondary or higher 1.04 0.667 0.86 1.26
Primary 0.86 0.004 0.77 0.95
No education (ref)     
Mother’s current employment status Not working 1.13 0.015 1.02 1.25
Working (ref)     
Birth order number 6 + 1.05 0.655 0.86 1.28
4 – 5 1.13 0.188 0.94 1.35
2 – 3 1.01 0.922 0.87 1.17
1 (ref)     
Child’s Size at birth Large 0.97 0.557 0.86 1.09
Average 0.95 0.308 0.85 1.05
Small (ref)     
Child age (years) 6 – 11 5.06 .000 4.25 6.01
12 – 23 3.98 .000 3.45 4.59
24 – 35 2.11 .000 1.83 2.42
36 – 47 1.47 .000 1.28 1.68
48 – 59 (ref)     
Wasting status of Child Severe 1.42 0.01 1.09 1.85
Moderate 1.30 0.001 1.11 1.52
Not wasted (ref)     
Stunting status of Child Severe 1.92 .000 1.71 2.15
Moderate 1.26 .000 1.13 1.41
Not stunted (ref) 1.07