# Table 2 Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analysis for assessing factor associated with maternal nutritional status in Rayitu District, June 2013

Variables

Frequency (Percentage)

Crude odd ratio

P value

P-value

Malnourished (MUAC< 21 cm)

Normal (MUAC ≥21 cm)

Attending antenatal care in the health facility

Yes(ref)

139(66.19)

479(71.07)

1

1

No

71(33.81)

195(28.93)

1.25(0.90, 1.75)

0.179

1.83(1.10, 3.02)

0.019

In the last 3 months, which type of assistance you or any member of your household Received?

None(ref)

2(1.19)

9(1.76)

1

1

Food only

155(92.26)

420(82.35)

1.66(0.35, 7.77)

0.519

2.64(0.31, 22.6)

0.374

Cash only

2(1.19)

50(9.80)

0.18(0.02, 1.45)

0.107

0.42(0.03, 5.46)

0.507

Food and cash alternatively

9(5.36)

31(6.08)

1.31(0.24, 7.17)

0.758

1.50(0.15, 14.9)

0.729

Did anyone in the family receive TSF food rations in the last 6 month?

Yes(ref)

85(50.30)

149(28.93)

1

1

No

84(49.70)

366(71.07)

0.40(0.28, 0.57)

< 0.001

0.38(0.23, 0.62)

< 0.001

Annual income of the household

Below the mean(< 8770) (ref)*

132(71.74)

382(60.83)

1

1

Above the mean(≥8770)

52(28.26)

246(39.17)

0.61(0.43, 0.87)

0.007

0.72(0.44, 1.19)

0.210

Did anyone in the family receive safety net food rations in the last 6 months?

Yes(ref)

101(59.76)

354(68.74)

1

1

No

68(40.24)

161(31.26)

1.48(1.03, 2.12)

0.032

1.06(0.66, 1.69)

0.815

In the last 6 months, were you visited by a field worker who talked to you about child and mother health?

Yes(ref)

93(44.29)

353(52.37)

1

1

No

117(55.71)

321(47.63)

1.38(1.01, 1.89)

0.041

1.09(0.69, 1.73)

0.716

Mothers Occupation

Pastoralist(ref)

93(44.08)

191(28.17)

1

1

Farmer

17(8.06)

41(6.05)

0.85(0.46, 1.58)

0.610

0.66(0.27, 1.59)

0.357

Housewife

101(47.87)

446(65.78)

0.46(0.33, 0.65)

< 0.001

0.59(0.37, 0.95)

0.032

Age of Mothers/Caretakers

15–20 yrs(ref)

40(18.78)

191(28.21)

1

1

21–25 yrs

71 (33.33)

179(26.44)

1.89(1.22, 2.93)

0.004

1.55(0.86, 2.78)

0.141

26–30 yrs

67(31.46)

202(29.84)

1.58(1.02, 2.46)

0.040

1.44(0.80, 2.58)

0.228

31–35 yrs

24(11.27)

68(10.04

1.68(0.95, 3.00)

0.076

1.99(0.94, 4.25)

0.072

36–40 yrs

9(4.23)

33(4.87)

1.30(0.58, 2.93)

0.524

2.49(0.86, 7.22)

0.094

41–45 yrs

2(0.94)

4(0.59)

2.39(0.42, 13.5)

0.325

1. aThe final model is adjusted for attending antenatal care in the health facility, type of assistance you or any member of the r household received, family receive TSF food rations in the last 6 month, annual income of the household, age of mothers/caretakers and anyone in the family receive safety net food rations in the last 6 months