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Table 3 Parameter estimates from univariate and multivariate linear regression models of prevalence of wasting as assessed by mid-upper arm circumference

From: Concordance between the estimates of wasting measured by weight-for-height and by mid-upper arm circumference for classification of severity of nutrition crisis: analysis of population-representative surveys from humanitarian settings

  Univariate Multivariate
Dependent variables Coefficient 95% CI Coefficient 95% CI
Intercept 2.74 (2.14–3.34)†† −9.36 (−15.03–3.70)
Prevalence of Wasting, Weight-for-Height < −2Z 0.43 (0.39–0.47)†† 0.50 (0.46–0.54)††
Prevalence of Stunting, Height-for-Age < −2Z    0.11 (0.09–0.12)††
Percent of Children less than 30 Months of Age    0.08 (0.03–0.14)††
Percent Females    0.06 (−0.04–0.17)
Model R2 0.3623   0.4560  
  1. Statistically significant, p < 0.05
  2. ††Statistically significant, p < 0.001