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Table 5 Crude and adjusted association between dietary diversity and anthropometric failure among children of 6–23 months of age in Tanzanian Demographic and Health Surveys (2005–2015)

From: The burden and correlates of childhood undernutrition in Tanzania according to composite index of anthropometric failure

Variables   TDHS 2015 (N = 3070)   TDHS 2010 (N = 2207)   TDHS 2005 (N = 2399)
N (%) Crude PR Adjusted PRa N (%) Crude PR Adjusted PRa N (%) Crude PR Adjusted PRa
(95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Dietary Diversity
  ≥ 4 food groups 788 (25.6) 1.0 1.0 220 (10) 1.0 1.0 349 (14.5) 1.0 1.0
  < 4 food groups 2282 (74.3) 1.11(0.99–1.24) 1.11(0.99–1.24) 1987 (90) 1.04(0.88–1.21) 1.05(0.89–1.22) 2050 (85.4) 1.05(0.92–1.19) 1.05(0.92–1.19)
  1. a- Adjusted for gender, diarrhea, fever and place of residence; 1.0 = Reference category, CI = confidence interval; PR = Prevalence ratio