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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression analysis showing factors associated with underweight of lactating women in womberma woreda, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016

From: Factors associated with underweight among lactating women in Womberma woreda, Northwest Ethiopia; a cross-sectional study

Variables Nutritional status of lactating women COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P-value
Normal (BMI 18.5-25 Kg/m2) n(%) Underweight (BMI <18.5 Kg/m2) n(%)
Age 15-34 years old 77 (72.6%) 29 (27.4%) 1 1  
25-34 290 (76.7%) 88 (23.3%) 1.24 (0.76, 2.02) 1.13(0.59, 2.17) 0.722
Greater than 34 years old 120 (69%) 54 (31%) 0.84 (0.49, 1.43) 10.81 (0.36, 1.85) 0623
Family size Less than 5 199 (74%) 70 (26%) 0.99 (0.7, 1.42) 0.46 (0.26, 0.81)* 0.007
5 and above 288 (74%) 101 (26%) 1 1  
Age at first pregnancy Less than 18 years old 77 (62.1%) 47 (37.9%) 2.08 (1.38, 3.14)* 3.72(2.13, 6.49)* 0.0001
18 and above years old 410 (76.9%) 123 (23.1%) 1 1  
Male involvement during ANC follow-up Yes 189 (77.8%) 54 (22.2%) 1 1  
No 154 (62.1%) 94 (37.9%) 2.14 (1.44, 3.18)* 0.67 (0.43, 1.04) 0.073
Place of delivery Home 162 (62.1%) 99 (37.9%) 2.76 (1.93, 3.94)* 2.36 (1.50, 3.72)* 0.0001
Health facility 325 (82.1%) 71 (17.9%) 1 1  
Attend postnatal visit Yes 190 (84.8%) 34 (15.2%) 1 1  
No 297 (68.6%) 136 (31.4%) 2.49 (1.64, 3.76)* 1.25(0.73, 2.12) 0.419
Nutritional education in the community Yes 219 (86.9%) 33 (13.1%) 1 1  
No 268 (66.2%) 137 (33.8%) 3.29(2.17, 4.99)* 5.5(1.8, 16.79)* 0.003
Distance from health facility to home Less than 3 kms 107 (69%) 48 (31%) 1 1  
3 kms and above 380 (75.7%) 122 (24.3%) 1.39 (0.93, 2.06) 4.53(0.79, 25.72) 0.088
  1. *Statistical significance at P-value<0.05, 1: reference group, AOR: adjusted odd ratio; COR: Crude odd ratio