Table 7: Multivariate logistic regression analysis results showing factors associated with anemia in pregnancy among ANC attendees in government health institutions of Arba Minch town from February to April 2015 ().

VariablesAnemia COR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
Yes No

Monthly income
 <1000 Birr61 (41.2%)87 (58.8)3 (7.41–10.67)4.0 (5.62–11.01)
 1000–2575 Birr38 (36.2%)67 (63.8%)0.81 (0.48–1.35)0.9 (0.54–1.75)
 >2575 Birr10 (12.7%)69 (87.3%)1 1
Family size
 ≤235 (29.7%)83 (70.3%)1.001.00
 3-440 (29.9%)94 (70.1%)1.01 (0.59–1.73)1.5 (0.69–3.18)
534 (42.5%)46 (57.5%)2.1 (6.42–10.83)2.8 (1.17–6.80)
Iron supplementation on current pregnancy
 No73 (34.9%)136 (65.1%)1.9 (6.4–9.10)2.31 (7.21, 9.31)
 Yes 36 (29.3%)87 (70.7%) 1 1
Birth interval
 ≤2 years15 (53.6%)13 (46.4%)2.3 (4.41–7.23)3.1 (6.01, 10.23)
 >2 years52 (29.1%)127 (70.9%)0.81 (0.49–1.32) 1
Eating food made from “Enset” and its products
 Twice/month 10 (43.5%)13 (56.5%) 1.001.00
 1-2 per week25 (35.7%)45 (64.3%)0.72 (0.27–1.88)0.22 (0.07–0.73)
 3-4 per week15 (17.9%) 69 (82.1%)0.28 (0.10–0.76)0.12 (0.03–0.39)
 Once/day 38 (36.5%)66 (63.5%)0.75 (0.30–1.87)0.36 (0.12–1.11)
 >1 per day21 (41.2%)30 (58.8%)0.91 (0.34–2.46)0.17 (0.05–0.62)