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Table 4 factors associated with thinness of 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 Thinness COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Thin(n = 340) Not thin (n = 751)
Take meals at school
 Yes 200 (58.8) 518 (69.0) 1.00 1.00
 No 140 (41.2) 233 (31.0) 1.5 (1.1,2.0) 2.6 (1.8,3.8)
Educational status of the mother
 Have no formal education 334 (98.2) 645 (85.9) 9.1 (3.9,21.0) 5.3 (2.2,12.6)
 Have formal education 6 (1.8) 106 (14.1) 1.00 1.00
Possession of television
 Yes 10 (2.9) 88 (11.7) 1.00  
 No 330 (97.1) 663 (88.3) 4.3 (2.2,8.5)  
Possession of radio
 Yes 31 (9.1) 136 (18.1) 1.00 1.00
 No 309 (90.9) 615 (81.9) 2.2 (1.4,3.3) 1.7 (1.1,2.7)
Sex of students
 Male 208 (61.2) 332 (44.2) 1.9 (1.5,2.5) 1.9 (1.4,2.5)
 Female 132 (38.8) 419 (55.8) 1.00 1.00
Educational status of the father
 Have no formal education 294 (86.5) 573 (76.3) 1.9 (1.3,2.8)  
 Have formal education 46 (13.5) 178 (23.7) 1.00  
Occupational status of the mother
 Housewife 330 (97.1) 646 (86.0) 5.3 (2.7,10.3 3.1 (1.5,6.4)
 Daily laborer and petty trader 10 (2.9) 105 (14.0) 1.00  
Frequent diet the child take at home
 Shero 255 (75.0) 457 (60.9) 1.9 (1.4,2.5) 2.7 (1.6,3.9)
 Shero, kik, meat, vegetable and milk 85 (25.0) 294 (39.1) 1.00 1.00
Frequency of food intake at home /24 h
 1 times 23 (6.8) 14 (1.9) 3.8 (1.9,7.5) 3.5 (1.6,7.6)
 -- > =2 times 317 (93.2) 737 (98.1) 1.00 1.00
The child wash his/her hand with soap before eating
 Yes 60 (17.6) 216 (28.8) 1.00  
 No 280 (82.4) 535 (71.2) 1.8 (1.3,2.5)  
Marital status of the mother
 Married 314 (92.4) 657 (87.5) 1.7 (1.1,2.7)  
 Divorced, never married 26 (7.6) 94 (12.5) 1.00  
Residence
 Urban 21 (6.2) 82 (10.9) 1.00  
 Rural 319 (93.8) 669 (89.1) 1.8 (1.1,3.0)  
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio, 95%CI 95 % confidence interval.