# Table 4 Associated factors of stunting in children in the Gaza Strip (n = 357)

Variables Simple logistic regression Binary logistic regressiona
B Crude OR (95% CI) P-value Exp(B) Adjusted OR (95% CI) P-value
Geographical location1 −0.61 0.54(0.17,1.72) 0.300
Geographical location2 0.35 1.42(0.77,2.62) 0.257
Child age −0.01 0.98(0.96,1.01) 0.224
Child’s sex −0.37 0.69(0.40,1.17) 0.172
Mother’s age at child birth1 0.71 1.18(0.65,2.17) 0.575
Mother’s age at child birth2 0.51 1.66(0.71,3.87) 0.237
Mother’s education1 0.79 2.21(1.02,4.76) 0.042
Mother’s education2 0.47 1.60(0.72,3.52) 0.242
Family members 0.05 1.05(0.93, 1.18) 0.412
Father’s education1 0.34 1.41(0.76,2.65) 0.278
Father’s education2 −0.41 0.66(0.34,1.26) 0.210
Household income1 0.24 1.27(0.57,2.81) 0.555
Household income2 0.70 2.01(0.93,4.35) 0.075
Breastfeeding 0.92 2.52(0.59,10.83) 0.212
Exclusive breastfeeding 0.20 1.22(0.65,2.30) 0.523
Mother’s height1 0.96 2.62(1.28,5.36) 0.008 0.97 2.66(1.29,5.46) 0.008
Mother’s height2 1.83 6.26(3.04,12.91) <0.001 1.85 6.38(3.07,13.26) <0.001
Consanguinity 0.65 1.92(1.13,3.25) 0.015 0.68 1.98(1.14,3.44) 0.015
1. aForward LR binary Logistic regression model was applied
2. Model assumption are fulfilled
3. There were no interactions amongst independent variables. No multicolinearity detected
4. Hosmer and Lemeshow test (p = 0.678)
5. Classification table (overall correctly classified percentage = 80.4%), Area under the curve 77.6%