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Table 4 Risk of LBW and stunting at birth by maternal anthropometric indicators

From: Compromised maternal nutritional status in early pregnancy and its relation to the birth size in young rural Indian mothers

Indicators Tertile OR (95% CI) for LBW OR (95% CI) for Stunting
Unadjusted Adjusted+ Unadjusted Adjusted +
Weight (kg) > 48.73 1 1 1 1
42.26–48.73 1.2 (0.5–2.8) 1.1 (0.4–2.7) 1.9 (0.8–4.2) 1.8 (0.8–4)
< 42.26 3.6 (1.6–8.1) ** 3.5 (1.5–7.9)* 7.5 (3.4–16.7)** 6.8 (3–15.2)**
Height (cm) > 155.40 1 1 1 1
150.10–55.40 1.8 (0.8–4.0) 1.8 (0.8–4.1) 0.8 (0.4–1.7) 0.8 (0.4–1.7)
< 150.10 2.3 (1–5.1)* 2.3 (1–5.1)* 2.3 (1.1–4.6)** 2.2 (1.1–4.6)*
BMI (kg/m2) > 20.69 1 1 1 1
18.5–20.69 1.8 (0.7–4.2) 1.7 (0.7–4.1) 2.4 (1.1–5.2) 2.2 (1–5)*
< 18.5 3.2 (1.4–7.3) * 3.1 (1.3–7)** 5.7 (2.6–12.3)* 5.1 (2.3–11.3)**
BF% > 27.86 1 1 1 1
22.73–27.86 1.3 (0.5–3.2) 1.2 (0.5–3.1) 2.2 (1–4.8)* 2 (0.9–4.3)
< 22.73 4.9 (2.2–11.1) ** 4.7 (2.1–10.9)** 4.8 (2.3–10.3)* 4.3 (2–9.2)**
SHT (cm) > 75.43 1 1 1 1
70–75.43 1.3 (0.6–3.1) 1.3 (0.5–3) 1.4 (0.7–3.0) 1.4 (0.7–2.8)
< 70 3.3 (1.5–7.2)* 3.2 (1.4–7)** 1.8 (0.9–3.8)* 1.7 (0.8–3.5)
HC (cm) > 53.2 1 1 1 1
52.16–53.2 1.0 (0.4–2.4) 0.9 (0.3–2.3) 1.3 (0.6–2.8) 1.1 (0.5–2.5)
< 52.16 3.3 (1.6–7.1)** 3.1 (1.4–6.7)** 4.8 (2.3–9.9)** 4.4 (2.1–9.1)**
  1. Odds ratio; *p value < 0.05; **p value < 0.01; + Adjusted for maternal age
  2. BMI Body Mass Index, BF% Body fat %, SHT Sitting height, HC Head circumference