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Table 3 Estimates of parameters of the logistic regression model to determine factors affecting malnutrition (wasting)

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

Background characteristics B S.E.(β) Wald statistics df Sig. Odds ratio
Age groups (in months) <6 .610 .127 22.940 1 .000 1.840
6–8 .192 .159 1.468 1 .226 1.212
9–11 .446 .145 9.512 1 .002 1.562
12–17 .274 .122 5.022 1 .025 1.315
18–23 –.133 .137 .932 1 .334 .876
24–35 –.050 .111 .202 1 .653 .951
36–47 –.172 .115 2.242 1 .134 .842
48–59 (r)       
Sex Male .124 .067 3.416 1 .065 1.133
Female (r)       
Place of residence Urban –.069 .092 .568 1 .451 .933
Rural (r)       
Division Barisal .539 .173 9.735 1 .002 1.714
Chittagong .417 .137 9.202 1 .002 1.517
Dhaka .040 .133 .091 1 .763 1.041
Khulna .257 .171 2.255 1 .133 1.294
Rajshahi .443 .154 8.288 1 .004 1.557
Rangpur .415 .155 7.175 1 .007 1.514
Sylhet (r)       
Religion Muslim .217 .128 2.963 1 .091 1.243
Others (r)       
Mother’s Education Primary or below .019 .079 .061 1 .805 1.020
Secondary or Higher (r)       
Father’s Occupation Physical labor .264 .288 1.342 1 .247 1.303
Service/business .342 .233 2.145 1 .143 1.408
Others (r)       
Mother’s Occupation Physical labor .189 .080 5.610 1 .018 1.208
Service/business .105 .175 .358 1 .550 1.110
Others (r)       
Mother’s BMI (weight/height2) Under weight .763 .123 38.815 1 .000 2.145
Normal weight .487 .109 20.035 1 .000 1.627
Over weight/Obese (r)       
Wealth index Poorest .083 .137 .371 1 .543 1.087
Poorer .052 .132 .159 1 .690 1.054
Middle –.192 .127 2.298 1 .130 .825
Richer –.060 .119 .255 1 .614 .942
Richest (r)       
Toilet Facility Hygienic .050 .095 .269 1 .604 1.051
Unhygienic (r)       
No. of Living Children 1–2 .048 .079 .369 1 .543 1.049
3–11 (r)       
  1. ‘r’ represents reference category