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Table 3 Factors associated with stunting among OVC in Addis Ketema sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Nutritional status among orphans and vulnerable children aged 6 to 59 months in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Stunting COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P value
Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
Age of the child
  ≤ 23 months 156 (41.7) 62 (31.0) 1.00 1.00  
 24–59 months 218 (58.3) 138 (69.0) 1.60 (1.12, 2.40) 1.82 (1.25, 2.67) 0.004
Age of the care-taker
  ≤ 25 years 114 (30.6) 79 (39.3) 1.47 (1.03, 2.11) 1.49 (1.03, 2.16) 0.026
  > 25 years 259 (69.4) 122 (60.7) 1.00 1.00  
Occupation of the care-taker
 Housewife 154 (42.2) 62 (31.2) 1.00 1.00  
 Employed 163 (44.7) 111 (55.8) 1.69 (1.16, 2.48) 1.53 (1.03, 2.26) 0.031
 Unemployed 48 (13.2) 26 (13.1) 1.35 (0.77, 2.36) 1.35 (0.76, 2.40) 0.293
Time of initiation of the complementary feeding
 Birth to 6 months 74 (20.5) 29 (14.9) 0.70 (0.44, 1.12) 0.68 (0.31, 1.49) 0.353
 6–12 months 281 (77.8) 157 (80.5) 1.00 1.00  
  > 12 months 6 (1.7) 9 (4.6) 3.69 (1.36, 7.68) 3.57 (1.32, 7.62) 0.003
Planned pregnancy
 Yes 324 (88.5) 165 (82.5) 1.00 1.00  
 No 42 (11.5) 36 (17.2) 1.68 (1.12, 2.86) 1.87 (1.13, 3.42) 0.032
Household food insecurity
 Secure 304 (81.9) 149 (74.1) 1.00 1.00  
 Insecure 67 (18.1) 52,925.9) 1.58 (1.09, 2.45) 1.86 (1.10, 3.17) 0.015