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Table 6 Association between demographic characteristics and anthropometric indices assessed

From: Lacking in abundance: undernutrition in a Peri-urban fishing community in Coastal Ghana

Factors Stunting Underweight Wasting
  Crude OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted OR
(95%CI)
Crude OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted OR
(95% CI)
Crude OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted OR
(95% CI)
Caregiver age group 1.00 (0.77–1.31) 1.05 (0.83–1.38) 1.45* (1.03–2.04) 1.53* (1.07–2.19) 1.17 (0.69–1.20) 1.29 (0.76–2.20)
Caregiver’s Occupation 1.02 (0.79–1.33) 1.01 (0.78–1.32) 0.65* (0.44–0.94) 0.60 (0.962–2.42) 0.71 (0.40–1.25) 0.68 (0.37–1.23)
Caregiver’s education 1.23 (0.87–1.77) 1.23 (0.85–1.77) 1.26 (0.83–1.92) 1.53 (0.96–2.42) 1.23 (0.64–2.40) 1.39 (0.69–2.80)
Child’s sex No observation No observation No observation
Child’s age 0.85 (0.64–1.11) 1.11 (0.82–1.51) 1.03 (0.75–1.43) 1.02 (0.73–1.43) 0.94 (0.57–1.57) 0.90 (0.50–1.62)
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05