Table 3: Factors associated with acute malnutrition (wasting): results of logistic regression model.

AttributeAdjusted odds ratio 95% CI of adjusted OR value
LowerUpper

Child’s age >  1  year 3.144 1.431 6.904 0.004
Did not receive measles vaccine (among >9 months old; cases and 142 controls)2.4920.9736.3780.057
Predominant breastfeeding stopped before 4 months 2.669 1.229 5.796 0.013
Teenaged mother (<20 years)1.7580.4516.8470.416
Shorter mother (height < 1.5 meters)1.3990.6862.8510.355
Undernourished mother (BMI < 18.5) 2.803 1.203 6.532 0.017
Illiterate or less educated (<5 years’ schooling) mother1.6760.7543.7280.205
Younger father (age < 25 years)1.6140.6823.8150.276
Illiterate or less educated (<5 years’ schooling) father1.1860.5252.6820.681
Father with low-paid job 5.778 2.537 13.157 <0.001
Monthly income < 10000 taka a 2.871 1.310 6.291 0.008
Using unsanitary latrine1.5050.07829.1730.787
Constant0.0160.001

aTaka (Bangladeshi currency: 1 UD$ = 80 taka, average rate during the study period).