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Table 4 Binary logistic regression analysis showing determinant of stunting in rural Dubti district, Afar region, North East Ethiopia 2017; n = 322

From: Determinants of stunting among children aged 6 to 59 months in pastoral community, Afar region, North East Ethiopia: unmatched case control study

Variable(s) Case (%) Control (%) COR(95% CI) AOR((95% CI)
Maternal education
 No education 100 (62.1) 61 (37.9) 3.18 (1.64, 6.19) 4.92 (1.94, 12.4)*
 Primary 32 (19.9) 44 (27.3) 1.41 (0.67, 2.96) 2.21 (0.87, 5.61)
 Secondary 12 (7.5) 23 (14.3) 1.01 (0.41, 2.52) 0.66 (0.22, 2.01)
 Higher 17 (10.6) 33 (20.5) 1 1
Preceding birth interval
 No previous birth 25 (15.5) 28 (17.4) 1.1 (0.6–2.2) 1.1 (0.51, 2.35)
  < 24 months 43 (26.7) 18 (11.2) 2.95 (1.59–5.54)* 4.94 (2.17, 11.2)*
  ≥ 24 months 93 (57.8) 115 (71.4) 1 1
ANC follow-up
 Yes 38 (23.6) 50 (31.1) 1 1
 No 123 (76.4) 111 (68.9) 1.46 (0.89–2.39) 2.81 (1.46, 5.38)*
Place of delivery
 Home 122 (75.8) 111 (68.9) 1.41 (0.86–2.3) 1.74 (0.91, 3.3)
 Facility 39 (24.2) 50 (31.1) 1 1
House hold water supply
 Un protected 47 (29.2) 35 (21.7) 1.48 (0.89–2.46) 0.85 (0.44, 1.66)
 Protected 114 (70.8) 126 (78.3) 1 1
Latrine status
 Yes 42 (26.1) 77 (47.8) 1 1
 No 119 (73.9) 84 (52.2) 2.59 (1.63–4.15)* 3.26 (1.54–6.94)*
Maternal height
  < 150 cm 27 (16.8) 13 (8.1) 3.4 (1.62–7.27)* 3.75 (1.54, 9.18)*
 15–154.9 cm 46 (28.6) 22 (13.7) 3.45 (1.86–6.42)* 3.48 (1.63–7.45)*
 155–159.9 cm 39 (24.2) 45 (28) 1.43 (0.82–2.5) 1.06 (0.52, 2.2)
  > =160 cm 49 (30.4) 81 (50.3) 1 1
Colostrum feeding
 Yes 135 (83.9) 151 (93.8) 1 1
 No 26 (16.1) 10 (6.2) 2.91 (1.35–6.25)* 4.45 (1.68, 11.8)*
Pre lacteal feeding
 Yes 72 (44.7) 47 (29.2) 1.96 (1.24–3.12)* 1.35 (0.74, 2.5)
 No 89 (55.3) 114 (70.8) 1 1
Duration of breast feeding
  < 24 78 (48.4) 38 (23.6) 3.04 (1.88–4.9)* 3.14 (1.7, 5.79)*
  ≥ 24 months 83 (51.6) 123 (76.4) 1 1
Duration of exclusive breast feeding
 Less 6 months 75 (46.6) 52 (32.3) 1.82 (1.16–2.87)* 6.68 (3.1, 14.52)*
  > =6 months 86 (53.4) 109 (67.7) 1 1
  1. COR Crude odds ratio, AOR Adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. *significant at p < 0.05