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Table 5 Multivariable analysis of variables included in the final model of children age between 6 months and 59 months included in 2016 EDHS

From: Modeling the predictors of stunting in Ethiopia: analysis of 2016 Ethiopian demographic health survey data (EDHS)

Variable AOR 95%CI
Maternal height
  ≥ 150 cm Ref Ref
  < 150 cm 2.01 1.76,2.5
Child size
 Large Ref ref
 Average 1.12 0.98,1.27
 Small 1.38 1.19,1.59
Paternal education
 No education 1.79 1.39,2.3
 Primary 1.62 1.25,2.1
 secondary 1.32 0.99,1.77
 tertiary Ref ref
Age child
 6 to 24 months Ref ref
  > 24 to 59 months 9.71 8.07,11.6
Sex of child
 Male 1.4 1.26,1.56
 Female ref ref
Residence
 Urban ref ref
 Rural 1.3 1.09,1.54
BMI of mother
  < 18.5 1.02 0.9, 1.16
  ≥ 18.5–24.9 ref ref
  ≥ 25–29.9 0.69 0.54,0.89
  ≥ 30 0.59 0.37, 0.94
Anemia level of mother
 Severe 0.73 0.48,1.11
 Moderate 0.92 0.76,1.11
 Mild 1.14 1.1,1.3
 Not anemic ref ref
Weight of child
  < 9.1 27.8 21.8,35.38
 9.1 to 11.2 15.64 12.91,18.95
 11.2 to 13.3 5.19 4.41,6.10
  > 13.3 ref ref
  1. AOR Adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, BMI Body mass index