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Table 4 Factors associated with stunting among children aged 6–24 months, Dabat District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Stunting, wasting and associated factors among children aged 6–24 months in Dabat health and demographic surveillance system site: A community based cross-sectional study in Ethiopia

Variables Stunting COR [95% CI] AOR [95% CI]
Maternal education Yes (#) No (#)   
 No formal education 254 163 2.20 (1.39,3.46) 1.56 (0.91,2.69)
 Primary education 48 28 2.42 (1.30,4.50) 1.84 (0.92,3.63)
 Secondary and above education 39 55 1.00 1.00
Maternal occupation
 Housewife 201 155 1.49 (0.93,2.37) 0.96 (0.52,1.78)
 Farmer 99 44 2.58 (1.49,4.47) 1.41 (0.69,2.89)
 Othersa 41 47 1.00 1.00
Father education
 No formal education 238 151 1.45 (1.03,2.05) 1.09 (0.72,1.66)
 Formal education 103 95 1.00 1.00
Wealth status
 Poor 143 67 2.36 (1.56,3.57) 2.20 (1.42,3.40)*
 Medium 113 85 1.43 (0.98,2.21) 1.30 (0.83,2.02)
 Rich 85 94 1.00 1.00
Main source of family food
 Own production 256 157 1.71 (1.91,2.44) 1.71 (1.14,2.57)*
 Othersb 85 89 1.00 1.00
Source of drinking water
 safe source 111 101 1.00 1.00
 unsafe source 230 145 1.44 (1.03,2.03) 1.21 (0.79,1.84)
Availability of latrine
 Yes 77 88 1.00 1.00
 No 264 158 1.19 (1.33,2.75) 1.76 (1.17,2.66)*
Maternal Vitamin A supplementation
 Yes 73 72 1.00 1.00
 No 268 174 1.52 (1.04,2.22) 1.54 (1.02,2.33)*
Dietary diversity score
 < 4 food groups 330 232 1.81 (0.81,4.06) 1.17 (0.69,4.04)
 ≥ 4 food groups 11 14 1.00 1.00
Child age
 6–11 months 79 117 1.00 1
 12–24 months 262 129 3.01 (2.12,4.29) 3.24 (2.24,4.69) *
  1. * Significant at p-value < 0.05
  2. a Students, unemployed, servant, own business
  3. b Purchasing, and donation from government or families