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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression analysis of factors associated with inadequate dietary diversity among adolescents in Woldia Secondary Schools, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016 (N=411)

From: Factors associated with dietary diversity among adolescents in Woldia, Northeast Ethiopia

    Inadequate DDS
N (%)
COR (95%CI) AOR (95% CI)
Sex Male* 201 60 (14.6) 1 1
Female 210 142 (34.5) 4.91 (3.23–7.455) 5.53(3.447–8.859)
Maternal education No formal education 147 90 (21.9) 1 1
Elementary school 122 68 (16.5) 0.79(0.49–1.299) 0.78(0.45–1.365)
Secondary school and above 142 44 (10.7) 0.28 (0.175–0.46) 0.27 (0.153–0.477)
Family size <5 206 89 (21.7) 1 1
≥ 5 205 113 (27.5) 1.61 (1.094–2.384) 2.09 (1.31–3.34)
Nutritional knowledge Good 282 107 (26) 1 1
Poor 129 95 (23.1) 4.57 (2.886–7.236) 4.56 (2.727–7.639)
  1. *Reference category, Backward LR method was used