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Research Article

Determinants of Anemia among Children Aged 6–59 Months Living in Kilte Awulaelo Woreda, Northern Ethiopia

Table 4

Association of sociodemographic and other maternal factors with anemia in children aged 6–59 months in Kilte Awulaelo Woreda, eastern zone, northern Ethiopia, 2013 ().

Variable AnemicOdds ratio (95% CI)
Yes (%)No (%)COR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)

Maternal factors
Age of mother
 <30 years126 (36.3)217 (63.3)0.94 (0.6, 1.3)
 ≥30 years86 (38.2)139 (61.8)1
Maternal weight
 <50 kg133 (44.3)167 (55.7)1.77 (1.2, 2.27 (0.4, 13.7)
 ≥50 kg55 (31.1)122 (68.9)1
Religion of the mother
 Orthodox 207 (37.4)346 (62.6)1
 Others 5 (33.3)10 (67)0.84 (0.28, 2.48)
Marital status
 Married185 (36.2)326 (63.8)0.79 (0.35, 1.77)
 Divorced 9 (31)20 (69)0.28 (0.09, 0.82)
 Others 18 (62)11 (38)1
Employment status of the mother
 Employed34 (41)49 (59)1.20 (0.7, 1.9)
 Not employed 178 (36.7)307 (63.3)1
Mother’s ability to read and write
 Yes99 (37.6)164 (62.4)1.03 (0.7, 1.4)
 No113 (37)192 (63)1
ANC visit
 Yes13 (34.2)25 (65.8)0.86 (0.4, 1.7)
 No199 (37.5)331 (62.5)1
Maternal BMI
 Underweight39 (41.5)55 (58.5)0.53 (0.1, 2.5)
 Normal145 (38.6)231 (61.4)0.47 (0.1, 2.1)
 Overweight4 (57.1)3 (42.9)1

Variables show statistically significant association at value < 0.05. OR: odds ratio.