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Table 3 Logistic regression analyses on the factors associated with low BMI among the clients enrolled into the study

From: High magnitude of under nutrition among HIV infected adults who have not started ART in Tanzania--a call to include nutrition care and treatment in the test and treat model

Variable Logistic regression Multiple logistic regression
OR 95% CI P-value AOR 95% CI P-value
Age (quintiles)
 18.47–30.65 1.00    1.00   
 30.66–34.96 0.91 0.74–1.13 0.414 0.84 0.63–1.12 0.241
 34.97–39.07 0.90 0.73–1.11 0.326 0.84 0.63–1.13 0.259
 39.08–44.80 0.76 0.61–0.94 0.013 0.66 0.49–0.88 0.005
 44.80–83.35 0.67 0.54–0.84 <0.001 0.63 0.46–0.85 0.002
Sex
 Male 1.00    1.00   
 Female 0.85 0.73–0.98 0.025 0.87 0.70–1.07 0.179
Wealth index
 Lowest 1.00    1.00   
 Low 0.85 0.67–1.07 0.168 0.80 0.60–1.06 0.114
 Middle 0.63 0.49–0.79 <0.001 0.67 0.50–0.88 0.004
 High 0.49 0.38–0.63 <0.001 0.49 0.37–0.67 <0.001
 Highest 0.44 0.34–0.58 <0.001 0.46 0.34–0.63 <0.001
Depression 1.23 1.05–1.44 0.010 1.15 0.96–1.38 0.138
HIV clinical stage
 Stage 1 1.00    1.00   
 Stage 2 3.24 1.74–6.01 <0.001 5.05 1.99–12.83 0.001
 Stage 3 5.31 2.94–9.58 <0.001 8.77 3.55–21.65 <0.001
 Stage 4 16.28 8.87–29.90 <0.001 22.90 9.08–57.75 <0.001
Dietary diversity
 DDS < 3 1.00    1.00   
 DDS > =3 0.87 0.75–1.03 0.099 0.79 0.66–0.96 0.016
Alcohol dependency 0.63 0.21–1.90 0.414    
Emotional distress 1.26 1.04–1.53 0.019    
Social support 1.00 0.99–1.01 0.300