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Table 2 Estimates of parameters of the logistic regression model to determine factors of stunting

From: Different forms of malnutrition among under five children in Bangladesh: a cross sectional study on prevalence and determinants

Background characteristics β S.E.(β) Wald statistics df Sig. Odds ratio
Age groups (in months) <6 −1.406 .133 111.049 1 .000 .245
6–8 –1.198 .151 62.954 1 .000 .302
9–11 –.766 .131 33.925 1 .000 .465
12–17 –.279 .098 8.018 1 .005 .757
18–23 .455 .097 21.895 1 .000 1.576
24–35 .134 .081 2.721 1 .099 1.143
36–47 .347 .081 18.323 1 .000 1.414
48–59 (r)       
Place of residence Urban .204 .072 8.134 1 .004 1.226
Rural (r)       
Division Barisal –.388 .136 8.191 1 .004 .678
Chittagong –.183 .100 3.340 1 .068 .833
Dhaka –.448 .095 22.441 1 .000 .639
Khulna –.736 .131 31.647 1 .000 .479
Rajshahi –.837 .119 49.134 1 .000 .433
Rangpur –.442 .118 14.148 1 .000 .643
Sylhet (r)       
Religion Muslim .192 .096 3.992 1 .046 1.212
Others (r)       
Father’s education No or Primary education .276 .065 18.152 1 .000 1.318
Secondary or Higher (r)       
Mother’s education No or Primary education .200 .063 9.972 1 .002 1.222
Secondary or Higher (r)       
Father’s Occupation physical labor related .283 .168 2.827 1 .093 1.327
service/desk job/business .192 .173 1.223 1 .269 1.211
others (r)       
Mother’s Occupation physical labor related .115 .062 3.396 1 .065 1.122
service/desk job/business –.076 .144 .276 1 .600 .927
others (r)       
Mother’s BMI (weight/height2) Under weight .566 .092 37.434 1 .000 1.761
Normal weight .478 .079 36.391 1 .000 1.613
Over weight/Obese (r)       
Wealth index Poorest 1.062 .114 86.714 1 .000 2.892
Poorer .910 .110 67.973 1 .000 2.484
Middle .773 .103 56.275 1 .000 2.167
Richer .505 .097 26.970 1 .000 1.657
Richest (r)       
Toilet Facility Hygienic –.142 .075 3.553 1 .059 .867
Unhygienic (r)       
Number of living children 1–2 .074 .113 .430 1 .512 1.077
3–11 (r)       
Birth order 1–2 –.088 .112 .616 1 .433 .916
3–14 (r)       
  1. ‘r’ represents reference category