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Table 3 Factors associated with stunting among the primary school children, Meket Woreda, 2015

From: The relationship between school meals with thinness and stunting among primary school students, in Meket Wereda, Ethiopia: comparing schools with feeding and non-feeding program

Variables Stunting COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Stunted(n = 600) Not stunted (n = 491)
Ethnicity
 Amhara 583 (97.2) 487 (99.2) 1.00 1.00
 Agew 17 (2.8) 4 (0.8) 3.5 (1.1,10.6) 3.9 (1.2,12.3)
Educational status of the mother
 Have no formal education 555 (92.5) 424 (86.4) 1.9 (1.3,2.9) 2.1 (1.4,3.3)
 Have formal education 45 (7.5) 67 (13.6) 1.00 1.00
Drinking water
 Pipe or protected 117 (19.5) 143 (29.1) 1.00 1.00
 River and unprotected spring 483 (80.5) 348 (70.9) 1.6 (1.2,2.2) 1.5 (1.1,2.1)
Frequency of food intake at home per 24 h
 1 times 28 (4.7) 9 (1.8) 2.6 (1.2,5.6) 2.6 (1.2,5.9)
  > =2 times 572 (95.3) 482 (98.2) 1.00 1.00
Take meals at school
 Yes 420 (70.0) 298 (60.7) 1.5 (1.1,1.9)  
 No 180 (30.0) 193 (39.3) 1.00  
Sex of students
 Male 335 (55.8) 205 (41.8) 1.7 (1.3,2.2) 1.6 (1.3,2.1)
 Female 265 (44.2) 286 (58.2) 1.00 1.00
Family use latrine
 Yes 391 (65.2) 365 (74.3) 1.00  
 No 209 (34.8) 126 (25.7) 1.5 (1.1,2.0)  
Frequent diet the child take at home
 Shero 431 (71.8) 281 (57.2) 1.9 (1.4,2.4) 1.7 (1.3,2.3)
 Shero, kik, meat, vegetable and milk 169 (28.2) 210 (42.8) 1.00 1.00
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio, 95%CI 95 % confidence interval, Shero Stew made from legume flour, kik Split legumes stew.