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Table 1 Estimated regression coefficients of linear regression model (LM) for Height-for-Age Z-score (HAZ), and adjusted mean predicted (APM) HAZ calculated from interval-scale multiple classification analysis (IS-MCA) model by different socio-demographic factors, BDHS 2011

From: On exploring and ranking risk factors of child malnutrition in Bangladesh using multiple classification analysis

Background Characteristics No. of children Estimated regression coefficient of LM Mean predicted HAZ from IS-MCA
Β APM
Childs age in months (Reference Category: <12)
<12 1484   −0.9442
12–23 1443 −0.938*** −1.8826
24–35 1441 −0.940*** −1.8843
36–47 1679 −0.903*** −1.8470
48–59 1600 −0.808*** −1.7527
Childs birth weight (Reference Category: Large)
Large 1086   −1.4872
Average 5262 −0.147** −1.6345
Small 1299 −0.455*** −1.9421
Birth interval in months (Reference Category: 48+)
<24 587 −0.268*** −1.8869
24–47 1879 −0.108** −1.7265
48+ 5181   −1.6187
Mothers education (Reference Category: Higher)
Illiterate 1449 −0.484*** −1.7726
Primary 2330 −0.462*** −1.7503
Secondary 3260 −0.340*** −1.6284
Higher 608   −1.2881
Mothers BMI(kg/m2) (Reference Category: 18.5–24.99)
<18.5 2116 −0.142*** −1.7922
18.5–24.99 4576   −1.6504
25+ 955 0.191*** −1.4597
Household economic status (Reference Category: Richest)
Poorest 1682   −2.0438
Poorer 1489 −0.838*** −1.7987
Middle 1456 −0.593*** −1.6967
Richer 1493 −0.491*** −1.5476
Richest 1527 −0.342*** −1.2060
Family size (number of members) (Reference Category: Middle)
Small (<4) 761 −0.086 −1.7057
Middle (4-6) 4248   −1.6192
Large (7+) 2638 −0.110** −1.7294
Place of residence (Reference Category: Urban)
Urban 2342   −1.7196
Rural 5305 0.077** −1.6421
Region (Division) (Reference Category: Barisal)
Barisal 837   −1.6966
Chittagong 1516 0.012 −1.6844
Dhaka 1272 0.003 −1.6932
Khulna 894 0.109 −1.5878
Rajshahi 0.261*** −1.4357
Rangpur 916 0.003 −1.6937
Sylhet 993 −0.104 −1.8004
Goodness-of-fit F 26,7620 = 59.952; p-value < 0.001 F 26,7620 = 59.952; p-value < 0.001
R2 value 0.170 0.170
  1. *** P < 0.001; ** P < 0.01; * <0.05