Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Predictive Model for the Risk of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children

Table 2

Logistic regression model of risk of SAM.

VariableAdjusted OR95% CICoefficientScore

Low birth weight2.721.18–6.261.001
History of recurrent/chronic diarrhea10.344.94–21.622.332
Daily meal’s number <39.864.66–20.852.282
Age of breastfeeding’s cessation <6 months9.081.63–50.622.202
Age of introduction of complementary diet <6 months3.191.38–7.351.161
Mother’s age <2516.605.92–46.562.803
Parity <56.032.27–16.041.792
Family history of malnutrition24.898.77–70.633.213
Over 2 children under 5 in the family5.391.66–17.471.682

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