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Table 4 Logistic regression analysis showing associated factors for wasting among studied orphans aged 6–59 month in Dilla town, SNNPR Ethiopia, 2018

From: Magnitude and associated factors of wasting among under five orphans in Dilla town, southern Ethiopia: 2018: a cross-sectional study

Variable wasting COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes (n) No (n)
U5 children in HH
  < 2 37(12.67%) 255 (87.33%) 1 1
  > =2 11 (15.94%) 58 (84.06%) 1.221 (1.351–3.294)* 1.420 (1.094–3.086)*
Marital status
 Single 10 (15.87%) 53 (84.13%) 1.593 (1.274–3.286) ** 1.482 (1.692–3.377)*
 Married 30 (10.08%) 268 (89.92%) 1 1
Breastfed duration
 0 month 3 (16.67%) 15 (83.33%) 1.888 (1.020–3.496)* 2.039 (1.027–4.048)*
 1–6 month 23 (14.29%) 138 (85.71%) 1.102 (1.00–3.009)* 1.00 (0.380–1.170)  
  > 6 month 14 (7.69%) 168 (92.31%) 1 1
Age complementary food started
 Before 6 month 25 (14.71%) 145 (85.29%) 1.873 (1.022–3.432)* 2.023 (1.028–3.980)*
 After 6 month 15 (7.85%) 176 (92.15%) 1 1
Diarrhea in two weeks
 Yes 11 (16.18%) 57 (83.82%) 1 1
 No 32 (10.92%) 261 (89.08%) 1.078 (0.477–2.479)* 0.920 (0.403–2.096)
Wealth index
 Poor 19 (15.45%) 104 (84.55) 1.980 (0.878–3.868)* 2.558 (1.074–3.515) **
 Medium 13 (11.02%) 105 (88.98%) 1.290 (0.922–2.805)* 1.733 (0.691–4.350)
 Rich 8 (6.67%) 112 (93.33%) 1 1
Access to diversified balanced diet
 Poor 24 (13.41%) 155 (86.59%) 1.525 (0.839–2.773)* 2.022 (1.026–3.889)*
 Good 16 (8.79%) 166 (91.21%) 1 1
  1. *P-value < 0.25 in the bivariate analysis ** P-value < = 0.05 in the multivariate analysis