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Table 4 Multivariable Logistic regression Analysis of Factors Associated with Goiter among primary School Students aged 6–12 years 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 (%) AOR(95 %CI)
Age
 6–8 years 29 (30.5) 66 (69.5) 1.42 (0.87–2.33) 1.45 (0.83–2.56)
 9-12 years 192 (61.5) 120 (38.5) 1.0 1.0
Number of rooms in parents house
 One 43 (75.4) 14((24.6) 4.21 (1.15–4.27) 2.30 (1.13–4.67)
 Two 132 (58.0) 95 (42.0) 1.49(.94–2.37) 1.51 (0.67–3.25)
 Three and above 40 (33.0) 83 (67.0) 1.0 1.0
Family Size
 2–4 42 (31.9) 90 (68.2) 1.0 0.74 (0.45–1.21)
 5–7 168 (61.0) 107 (39.0) 0.73 (0.47–1.14) 1.0
Consuming Cabbage during last week
 Yes 193 (60.0) 129 (40.0) 2.17 (1.26–3.76) 2.52 (1.38–4.60)
 No 20 (23.5) 65 (76.5) 1.0 1.0
Consuming milk during last week
 Yes 79 (29.4) 190 (70.6) 0.40 (0.26–0.62) 0.37 (0.23–059)
 No 70 (50.75) 68 (49.3) 1.0 1.0
History of goiter in the family/ was asked in local language /understandable way
 Yes 39 (75) 13 (25.0) 6.68 (3.43–13.02) 6.80 (3.34–13.84) 1.0
 No 110 (31.0) 245 (69.0) 1.0  
Consuming Maize during last week
 Yes 127 (38.9) 200 (61.1) 1.0  
 No 22 (27.5) 58 (72.5) 1.67 (0.98–2.87) 1.78 (0.97–3.27) 1.0
Iodine content of the salt
 PPM = 0 250 (64.6) 137 (35.4) 3.04 (0.72–12.92 3.08 (0.64–14.91)
 PPM < 15 5 (62.5) 3 (37.7) 2.56 (0.80–8.20) 2.95 (0.82–10.69)
 PPM > 15 7 (58.3) 5 (41.7) 1.0 1.0