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Table 2 Summary of meta-analysis for associated factors of adolescent stunting in Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence and associated factors of adolescent undernutrition in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

s.no Factor Number of studies OR (95%CI) P-value Heterogeneity Egger’s test (p-value)
Q-value p-value I2
1 Residence (rural) 3 2.19 (1.59,3.02) < 0.001 2.49 0.29 19.89 0.08
2 Age (early adolescent) 7 0.87 (0.29,2.55) 0.79 230 < 0.001 97.39 0.38
3 Family size(≥5) 2 2.25 (1.6,3.13) < 0.001 0.44 0.51 0.000 0.16
4 Source of drinking water (unprotected) 2 3.39 (2.34,4.91) < 0.001 0.19 0.66 0.000 0.23
5 Food insecure household 3 2.04 (1.67,2.49) < 0.001 1.79 0.41 0.000 0.73
6 Sex (female) 5 0.99 (0.57,1.71) 0.96 22.97 < 0.001 82.59 0.84
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, Q-value = reflects study variability, I2 (Tua-square) = estimated variance of the observed effect sizes