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Table 4 Socio-economic and demographic factors associated with malnutrition in 371 children attending PML hospital in Accra, Ghana

From: Factors affecting malnutrition in children and the uptake of interventions to prevent the condition

Characteristic   Crude OR [95 % CI] p-value Adjusted OR [95 % CI]2 p-value
Gender      
  Female 1.23 [0.80-1.88] 0.323 - -
  Male 1.00    
Age category      
  ≤24 months 3.32 [1.40-8.73] 0.003 4.13 [1.64-10.40] 0.003
  25-59 months 1.00   1.00  
Mother’s educational status     
  Uneducated 2.35 [1.09-5.31] 0.017 2.06 [0.95-4.47] 0.067
  Educated 1.00   1.00  
Mother's occupational status     
  Unemployed 2.57 [1.29-5.28] 0.003 1.93 [0.97-3.84] 0.061
  Employed 1.00   1.00  
Monthly family income     
  ≤200 GH Cedis1 4.20 [2.41-7.48] <0.001 4.23 [2.41-7.44] <0.001
  >200 GH Cedis1 1.00   1.00  
  1. 11.00$ = 2.00GH Cedis; 2Varibales with p < 0.2 in the univariate analysis were entered into the multivariate analysis model; OR = Odds ratio; CI = Confidence interval