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Table 4 Adjusted OR of undernutrition according to mother and household characteristics (n = 670)

From: Socioeconomic determinants of malnutrition among mothers in the Amoron’i Mania region of Madagascar: a cross-sectional study

  BMI < 18.5 kg/m2 MUAC < 220 mm
Variable AOR (95% CI) pa AOR (95% CI) pa
Household size   0.029   
  ≤ 5 1    
 6 and + 1.59 (1.04–3.42)    
Water source   0.030   0.041
 Safe 1   1  
 Unsafe 1.99 (1.02–3.85)   2.82 (1.01–7.97)  
Nb children < 5 years    1.38 (1.02–1.89) 0.025
Not included in the model because not significant Age (pb=0.424)
Dietary diversity score (pb=0.311)
Farming equipment score (pb=0.759)
Education level (pb=0.822) Breastfeeding (pb=0.294)
Movable property score (pb=0.400)
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, MUAC Mid Upper Arm Circumference, AOR adjusted Odds Ratio, CI Confidence interval
  2. a Likelihood ratio test
  3. b Likelihood ratio test when eliminated from the model