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Table 3 Factors associated with UIC level at primary school children in Dawro zone, southwest Ethiopia, 2017, (n = 130)

From: Magnitude of iodine deficiency disorder and associated factors in Dawro zone, Southwest Ethiopia; the hidden hunger: a cross-sectional study

Variables with CategoryUIC (μg /l)Crude OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted OR
(95% CI)
SufficientbInsufficientc
Age of the student
 7–9 years183711
 10–12 years48273.65 (1.75, 7.62)**3.57 (1.33, 9.62)*
Sex of the student
 Male192411
 Female40472.64 (1.24, 5.65)*2.71 (0.89, 8.26)
Family size
  < =5506311
  > 51430.17 (0.05, 0.63)*0.14 (0.02, 0.77)*
Family education
 Informal education26251a
Formal education38411.12 (0.56, 2.27)a
Geographic location
 Lowland373911
 Highland27270.95 (0.47, 1.91)0.22 (0.06, 0.75)*
Duration of stay
  < =1 year231a
  > 1 year62630.68 (0.11, 4.19)a
Family income/month
  < 500 Eth. Birr32361 
 500–1500 Eth. Birr28250.79 (0.39, 1.63)a
  > 1500 Eth. Birr451.11 (0.27, 4.50)a
Cassava Consumption
 Never Consume572311
 Consume74315.22 (5.98, 8.74)**44.82 (11.0, 182.6)**
  1. *P.Value< 0.05 **P.Value< 0.001
  2. aNot appeared in the final model (not significant) when backward LR method used
  3. bSufficient (UIC > 100 μg/l) cInsufficient (UIC < 100 μg/l)