Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2020 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Nutritional Status of School Going Adolescent Girls in Awash Town, Afar Region, Ethiopia

Table 4

Multivariable binary logistic regression analysis for determinants of thinness among school going adolescent girls of Awash town, 2018 (n = 340).

VariablesThinnessCOR (95%)AOR (95% CI)
Yes (%)No (%)

Fathers’ occupation
 Pastoral1(3.3%)12(3.9%).85(.09–7.33).93(0.09–8.91)
 Agro pastoral3(10.0%)36(11.6%).85(.22–3.33).83(0.17–4.15)
 Merchant9(30.0%)86(27.7%)1.070(.41–2.82)1.49(0.47–4.72)
 Daily laborer8(26.7%)84(27.1%).97(.36–2.64)1.39(.42–4.64)
 Government employee9(30.0%)92(29.7%)11

Mothers’ occupation
 Pastoral2(6.7%)19(6.1%)1.09(.16–7.12)1.97(0.23–16.46)
 Agro pastoral1(3.3%)11(3.5%).94(.08–10.00)3.53(0.24–52.54)
 Merchant9(30.0%)93(30.0%)1.0(.25–3.93)1.68(0.35–8.11)
 Daily laborer5(16.7%)64(20.6%).81(.18–3.57)2.34(0.41–13.36)
 Government employee10(33.3%)92(29.7%)1.12(.29–4.35)4.23(0.77–23.1)
 Housewife3(10.0%)31(10.0%)11

Feeding habit
 As usual17(56.7%)189 (61%)1
 More than usual12(40%)81(26.1)1.65 (.75–3.61)1.77 (0.72–4.34)
 Less than usual1(3.3%)40(12.9%).28 (.04–2.15).25 (0.03–2.01)

Eating less than usual
 Yes23(76.7%)157(50.6%)3.2(1.34–7.68)3.01(1.15–7.90)
 No7(23.3%)153(49.4%)1

DDS
 Good14(47)159(61)11
 Poor16(53)103(39)1.76(1.22, 4.86)1.8(1.14, 4.38)

Fruit and vegetable consumption
 Yes19(63.3%)110(35.5%)1
 No11(36.7%)200(64.5%)0.32(0.15–0.69)0.28 (0.11–1.78)

Milk consumption
 Yes2(6.7%)36(11.6%)1
 No28(93.3%)274(88.4%)1.84(0.42–8.05)0.29(0.06–1.48)

COR  crude odds ratio, AOR  adjusted odds ratio, CI  confidence interval, significant at .

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