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Table 6 Factors Associated with stunting among food secure households in preschool children of Albuko district, northeast Ethiopia, 2017 (n= 527)

From: Prevalence of stunting and associated factors among preschool children: A community based comparative cross sectional study in Ethiopia

Characteristics Stunting COR (95%) AOR (95%)
Yes (%) No (%)
Mother education
 Uneducated 129 (39.6) 197 (60.4) 3.77 (1.721-8.24) 5.24 (2.30-11.91) ***
 Primary 52 (35) 95 (65) 3.15 (1.38-7.17) 4.200 (1.77-9.97) ***
 Secondary and above 8 (14.8) 46 (85.2) 1 1
Family size
 <4 65 (22.3) 226 (77.7) 1 1
>4 124 (52.5) 112 (47.5) 3.85 (2.64-5.61) 4.33 (2.92-6.41) ***
Extra food during pregnancy/lactation
 Yes 138 (33) 278 (67) 1 1
 No 51 (45.9) 60 (54.1) 1.71 (1.12-2.62) 1.19 (0.72-1.95)
Child sex
 Female 94 (30.8) 211 (69.2) 1 1
 Male 95 (42.7) 127 (57.3) 1.68 (1.17-2.41) 1.67 (1.13-2.47) **
Child birth order
 1-2 51 (25.8) 146 (74.2) 1 1
 3-4 114 (39.4) 175 (60.6) 1.87 (1.25-2.77) 1.14 (0.72-1.80)
 >4 24 (58.5) 17 (41.5) 4.04 (2.01-8.13) 2.25 (1.03-4.92) *
Amount of water used (litter)
 <40 84 (41.7) 117 (58.3) 1.51 (1.05-2.18) 1.58 (1.06-2.34) *
>40 105 (32.2) 221 (67.8) 1 1
Time spent to water (minutes)
 <30 123 (33.8) 240 (66.2) 1 1
>30 66 (40.2) 98 (59.8) 1.31 (0.90-1.92) 1.29 (0.84-1.98)
  1. Hosmer-Lemeshow test p value=0.74
  2. Time spent to water; the time it takes to reach to water source (for single trip)
  3. (1.00=Reference ***=p<0.001 ** =p<0.01 *= p<0.05)