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Table 4 Estimates of parameters of the logistic regression model to determine factors affecting malnutrition (underweight)

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. exp(β) (odds ratio)
Age groups (in months) <6 –1.016 .123 68.540 1 .000 .362
6–8 –1.068 .147 53.073 1 .000 .344
9–11 –.635 .128 24.465 1 .000 .530
12–17 –.464 .100 21.458 1 .000 .629
18–23 –.146 .099 2.142 1 .143 .865
24–35 –.005 .081 .004 1 .949 .995
36–47 .026 .081 .104 1 .748 1.027
48–59 (r)       
Sex Male –.046 .053 .745 1 .388 .956
Female (r)       
Place of residence Urban .083 .072 1.344 1 .246 1.087
Rural (r)       
Division Barisal –.054 .135 .158 1 .691 .948
Chittagong .112 .100 1.253 1 .263 1.119
Dhaka –.286 .095 9.116 1 .003 .751
Khulna –.397 .131 9.131 1 .003 .672
Rajshahi –.273 .118 5.403 1 .020 .761
Rangpur –.056 .117 .228 1 .633 .946
Sylhet (r)       
Father's education No or Primary education .167 .065 6.530 1 .011 1.182
Secondary or Higher Education (r)       
Mother's education No or Primary education .194 .064 9.171 1 .002 1.214
Secondary or Higher Education (r)       
Father’s Occupation physical labor related .057 .167 .118 1 .731 1.059
service/desk job/business .146 .172 .718 1 .397 1.157
others (r)       
Mother's Occupation physical labor related .254 .062 16.822 1 .000 1.289
service/desk job/business –.054 .144 .140 1 .708 .947
others (r)       
Mother’s BMI (weight/height2) Under weight .965 .094 105.974 1 .000 2.625
Normal weight .476 .082 33.765 1 .000 1.610
Over weight/Obese (r)       
Wealth index Poorest .839 .113 55.346 1 .000 2.315
Poorer .699 .110 40.054 1 .000 2.012
Middle .548 .104 27.820 1 .000 1.729
Richer .346 .099 12.291 1 .000 1.414
Richest (r)       
Number of living children 1–2 .074 .114 .417 1 .519 1.076
3–11 (r)       
Birth order 1–2 –.096 .113 .731 1 .392 .908
3–14 (r)       
  1. ‘r’ represents reference category