International Journal of Pediatrics / 2017 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

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

Table 5

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

Variables Nutritional status (wasting)COR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
WastedNormal

Age of the child
6–116681.12 (0.38, 3.28)2.38 (0.47, 12.0)
12–2381730.58 (0.22, 1.56)0.87 (0.20, 3.63)
24–35111630.86 (0.34, 2.13)0.76 (0.19, 1.09)
36–47121431.06 (0.43, 2.61)2.56 (0.69, 9.41)
48–5991141.001.00
Mothers’ educational status
Illiterate142061.11 (0.53, 2.32)1.04 (0.26, 4.08)
Primary161941.35 (0.66, 2.76)1.32 (0.38, 4.62)
Secondary and above162611.001.00
Husbands’ education
Illiterate5800.77 (0.28, 2.09)1.04 (0.22, 4.97)
Primary182970.75 (0.39, 1.42)1.08 (0.38, 3.08)
Secondary and above232841.001.00
Husbands’ occupation
Government employee132201.001.00
Merchant111960.95 (0.42, 2.17)1.12 (0.46, 2.71)
Daily laborer181661.84 (0.87, 3.85)2.63 (1.10, 6.27)
Own private work4790.86 (0.27, 2.71)0.97 (0.29, 3.29)
Family size
≥75630.87 (0.32, 2.35)0.69 (0.14, 3.48)
4–6253640.86 (0.30, 2.44)0.44 (0.13, 1.57)
≤3162341.001.00
Number of under-five children
Two and above101321.11 (0.54, 2.30)1.16 (0.39, 3.45)
One365291.001.00
Sex of the child
Male263521.001.00
Female203090.88 (0.48, 1.60)0.67 (0.28, 1.58)
Number of ANC visits
1–3 times8921.30 (0.59, 2.88)0.95 (0.26, 3.38)
4 times and above385691.001.00
Exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months
No121181.62 (0.82, 3.23)5.63 (1.7, 18.36)
Yes345431.001.00
Had eating problem
Yes131331.56 (0.80, 3.05)2.96 (1.13, 7.78)
No335281.001.00

indicates significance at value less than 0.05.

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