International Journal of Pediatrics / 2017 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

High Prevalence of Undernutrition among Children in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 4

Factors associated with stunting among children aged 6–59 months, Gondar Town, northwest Ethiopia.

Variables Nutritional status (stunting)COR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
StuntedNot stunted

Age of the child
6–1138361.35 (0.76, 2.41)1.37 (0.85, 1.58)
12–23801011.02 (0.64, 1.61)1.00 (0.61, 1.66)
24–3585891.22 (0.77, 1.94)1.15 (0.70, 1.89)
36–4766890.95 (0.59, 1.53)0.90 (0.54, 1.48)
48–5954691.001.00
Mothers’ educational status
Illiterate951250.92 (0.65, 1.32)1.04 (0.65, 1.64)
Primary1031071.17 (0.82, 1.68)1.24 (0.83, 1.84)
Secondary and above1251521.001.00
Husbands’ educational status
Illiterate38470.90 (0.56, 1.46)0.93 (0.51, 1.69)
Primary1401750.89 (0.65, 1.23)0.88 (0.60, 1.28)
Secondary and above1451621.001.00
Mothers’ occupation
Housewife2262741.001.00
Government employee17210.98 (0.51, 1.91)0.91 (0.45, 1.84)
Merchant24281.04 (0.59, 1.84)1.04 (0.57, 1.91)
Daily laborer56611.11 (0.744, 1.67)1.41 (0.89, 2.25)
Husbands’ occupation
Government employee1131201.001.00
Merchant961110.92 (0.63, 1.33)0.96 (0.64, 1.43)
Daily laborer751090.73 (0.49, 1.08)0.68 (0.44, 1.07)
Own private work39440.94 (0.57, 1.56)0.95 (0.56, 1.62)
Family size
≥727410.88 (0.51, 1.52)1.10 (0.58, 2.08)
4–61892001.26 (0.92, 1.74)2.48 (1.10, 2.15)
≤31071431.001.00
Number of under-five children
Two and above62800.90 (0.62, 1.31)0.78 (0.51, 1.18)
One2613041.001.00
Sex of the child
Male1672111.001.00
Female1561731.14 (0.85, 1.53)1.65 (1.10, 2.48)
BMI of the mothers
≤18.436591.001.00
18.5–24.92212511.44 (0.92, 2.27)1.50 (0.94, 2.39)
25–29.954611.45 (0.83, 2.52)1.47 (0.82, 2.62)
≥3012131.51 (0.62, 3.67)1.39 (0.55, 3.54)
Number of ANC visits
1–3 times43570.88 (0.58, 1.35)0.91 (0.57, 1.45)
4 times and above2803271.001.00
Prelacteal feeding
Yes27311.04 (0.61, 1.78)0.96 (0.48, 1.94)
No2963531.001.00
Exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months
No61691.06 (0.726, 1.56)1.11 (0.68, 1.83)
Yes2623151.001.00
Breast-feeding initiation
Within 1 hour of birth2323000.71 (0.51, 1.01)0.67 (0.46, 0.96)
More than 1 hour of birth91841.001.00

indicates significance at value less than 0.05.

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