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Research Article

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

Table 6

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

VariableAnemic OR (95% CI)
Yes No Crude OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Number (%) Number (%)

Child factors
Age
 <24 months119 (51.5)112 (48.5)2.79 (1.9, 1.89 (1.2,
 ≥24 months93 (27.6)244 (72.4)1
Sex of the child
 Male 97 (34.4)185 (65.6)0.78 (0.5, 1.1)
 Female 114 (40.0)171 (60)1
MUAC of the child
 <12 cm 30 (81.1)7 (18.9)8.22 (3.5, 3.35 (2.1,
 ≥12 cm 182 (34)349 (65.7)1
Birth order of the child
 ≤3133 (37.3)224 (62.7)0.99 (0.7, 1.4)
 ≥479 (37.4)132 (62.6)1
Birth interval of the child
 ≤33 months16 (32.7)33 (67.3)1
 >33 months11 (15.1)62 (84.9)0.41 (0.1, 0.42 (0.1, 1.3)
Number of children in household
 ≤3 children128 (37.5)213 (62.5)1.02 (0.7, 1.4)
 ≥4 children84 (37)143 (63)1
Child wears shoe
 Yes184 (36.2)324 (63.8)0.65 (0.4, 1.1)
 No28 (46.7)32 (53.3)1
Number of food groups eaten by the child
 ≤3 food group81 (45)99 (55)1
 ≥4 food group131 (33.8)257 (66.2)0.32 (0.2, 0.26 (0.04, 1.5)
Stunting
 Yes129 (43.3)169 (56.7)1.72 (1.2, 2.85 (0.8, 10.3)
 No83 (30.7)187 (69.3)1
Underweight
 Yes66 (56.4)51 (43.6)2.70 (1.8, 2.05 (1.3,
 No146 (32.4)305 (67.6)1
Wasting
 Yes23 (60.5)15 (39.5)2.76 (1.410, 3.06 (0.8, 10.5)
 No189 (35.7)341 (64.3)1

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