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Table 7 Risk factors for poor health outcomes of moderate acute malnutrition in multivariate cox regression in Rural Fagita District, Awi Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Risk factors associated with poor health outcomes for children under the age of 5 with moderate acute malnutrition in rural fagita lekoma district, Awi Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia, 2016

Variable Moderate Acute Malnutrition CHR at 95% CI AHR at 95% CI p-Value
Food-Secure Households Food-Insecure Households
Exclusive breast feeding
 <6 month 48 (42.85%) 20 (16.52%) 1.89 (1.36,2.62) 1.50 (1.05, 2.15) 0.027
  >=6 month 64 (57.14%) 101 (83.47) 1 1  
Dietary diversity
 <4 food groups 111 (88.09%) 101 (75.59%) 1.67 (1.19,2.37) 1.74 (1.184,2.54) 0.005
 >=4 food groups 15 (11.90%) 31 (24.40%) 1 1  
Maternal MUAC
 <23cm 99(49.00%) 141 (69.8%) 1.45 (1.14, 1.82) 1.36 (1.05,1.86) 0.044
 >=23cm 103 (51%) 61(30.19%) 1 1  
Pregnancy type      
 Wanted & planned 148 (73.26%) 11 3(55.94%) 1 1  
 Wanted & unplanned 33 (16.33%) 61 (30.19%) 1.49 (1.16,1.92) 1.80 (1.27,2.26) 0.001
 Unwanted & unplanned 21 (10.39%) 28 (13.86%) 1.66 (1.21,2.28) 2.19 (1.44,3.31) 0.001