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Table 3 Bivariate Logistic regression analysis of factors associated with goiter among primary school Students aged 6–12 in Chole District, Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence of goiter and its associated factors among primary school children in Chole District, Arsi Zone, Ethiopia: a cross- sectional study

Variables Goiter Status of Student COR (95% CI)
Yes (%) No (%)
Socio-economic and demographic Factors
Age
 6–8 years 29 (30.5) 66 (69.5) 1.0
 9-12 years 192 (61.5) 120 (38.5) 1.422 (0.87–2.33)
Sex
 Male 71 (35.1) 131 (64.9) 1.0
 Female 78 (38.0) 127 (62.0) 1.13 (0.75–1.7)
Student’s Father Education Level
 Illiterate/Un educated 32 (36.0) 57 (64.0) 1.1 (0.51–2.2)
 Primary school(1–8) 100 (37.2) 169 (62.8) 1.1 (0.59–2.1)
 Secondary school and above 17 (34.7) 32 (65.3) 1.0
Student’s Mother Education Level
 Illiterate/Un educated 83 (38.1) 135 (61.9) 1.14 (0.44–2.98)
 Primary school (1–8) 59 (34.9) 110 (65.1 1.0 (0.38–2.63)
 Secondary school and above 7 (35.0) 13((65.0) 1.0
Number of rooms in a house
 One 43 (75.4) 14((24.6) 2.21 (1.15–4.27)
 Two 132 (58.0) 95 (42.0) 1.49(.94–2.37)
 Three and above 40 (33.0) 83 (67.0) 1.0
Family Size
 2–4 42 (31.9) 90 (68.2) 1.0
 5–7 168 (61.0) 107 (39.0) 0.73 (0.47–1.14)
History of goiter in the family (/They were asked if they had heard the history of swellings on the theneck
 Yes 39 (75.0) 13 (25.0) 6.68 (3.43–13.01)
 No 110 (31.0) 245 (69.0) 1.0
Dietary factors
 Consumed Cabbage during last week
  Yes 193 (60.0) 129 (40.0) 2.17 (1.26–3.76)
  No 20 (23.5) 65 (76.5) 1.0
 Consuming maize during last week
  Yes 127 (38.9) 200 (61.1) 1.67 (0.97–2.87
  No 22 (27.5) 58 (72.5) 1.0
 Consuming Sweet Potato during last week
  Yes 28 (37.3) 47 (62.7) 0.96 (0.57–1.62)
  No 121 (36.4) 211 (63.6) 1.0
 Consuming Millet during last week
  Yes 56 (38.1) 91 (61.9) 1.11 (0.73–1.67
  No 93 (35.8) 167 (64.2) 1.0
 Consuming milk during last week
  Yes 79 (29.4) 190 (70.6) 0.40 (0.26–0.62)
  No 70 (50.75) 68 (49.3) 1.0
 Iodine content of the salts
  PPM = 0 250 (64.6) 137 (35.4) 3.04 (0.72–12.92
  PPM < 15 5 (62.5) 3 (37.7) 2.56 (0.80–8.20)
  PPM > 15 7 (58.3) 5 (41.7) 1.00