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Table 3 Priority index and significance for the risk factors of child malnutrition in Bangladesh via interval-scale (IS-MCA) and nominal-scale (NS-MCA) multiple classification analysis models

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

Risk factors Priority index from IS-MCA model Priority index form NS-MCA model
df η i β i F p-value η i β i F p-value
Child’s age in months 4 0.254 0.254 146.165 0.000 0.207 0.206 91.542 0.000
Child’s birth weight 2 0.111 0.096 41.555 0.000 0.107 0.092 36.567 0.000
Birth interval in months 2 0.117 0.056 13.206 0.000 0.108 0.056 12.277 0.000
Mother’s education 3 0.225 0.091 18.570 0.000 0.186 0.067 9.223 0.000
Mother’s BMI (kg/m2) 2 0.165 0.071 19.613 0.000 0.157 0.079 23.309 0.000
Wealth index 4 0.263 0.201 50.111 0.000 0.217 0.166 32.104 0.000
Family size (number of members) 2 0.013 0.037 6.082 0.002 0.009 0.038 5.996 0.002
Region(Division) 6 0.105 0.072 7.630 0.000 0.098 0.071 7.022 0.000
Place of resident 1 0.098 0.025 4.471 0.035 0.074 0.029 5.681 0.017
  1. Note: η i and β i indicates priority indices before and after the adjustment of other predictors respectively