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Table 4 Child weight gain in the post and pre harvest seasons over a 2-year follow up period in Southwest Ethiopia, 2014–15

From: Seasonality and determinants of child growth velocity and growth deficit in rural southwest Ethiopia

  Model 1 post-harvest Model 2 pre-harvest
Fixed effects Estimate (95% CI) SE Estimate (95% CI) SE
Intercept 6.99 (6.65, 7.33)** 0.170 7.24 (6.88, 7.61)** 0.19
Seasons of child birth
 Autumn (Ref)     
 Spring −0.02 (−0.31, 0.29) 0.15 0.01 (− 0.31, 0.32) 0.16
 Summer −0.35 (−0.64, −0.06)* 0.15 − 0.25 (− 0.56, 0.05) 0.16
 Winter −0.19 (−0.51, 0.14) 0.17 −0.11, (− 0.45, 0.23) 0.18
Age of the child (months) 0.13 (0.13, 0.14)** 0.003 0.14 (0.13, 0.14)** 0.003
Sex of the child
 Female (ref)     
 Male 0.44 (0.24, 0.65)** 0.11 0.43 (0.22, 0.65)** 0.11
Any illness in the past 2 weeks
 Yes (ref)     
 No 0.20 (0.04, 0.37)* 0.09 0.19 (0.02, 0.35)* 0.08
Child dietary diversity
 High (ref)     
 Medium −0.15 (−0.33, 0.03) 0.09 −0.13 (−0.29, 0.04) 0.08
 Low −0.30 (−0.50, −0.11)** 0.10 − 0.39 (−0.58, −0.21)** 0.09
Household food insecurity
 Food secure (ref)     
 Moderately food insecure 0.06 (−0.12, 0.25) 0.09 −0.15 (− 0.33, 0.02) 0.09
 Severely food insecure −0.08 (− 0.28, 0.12) 0.10 − 0.23 (−0.43, −0.03)* 0.10
Random-effects
 Variance of Random Intercept 1.28 (1.18, 1.37) 0.05 1.39 (1.30, 1.48) 0.05
 Variance of measurement errors (residuals) 0.91 (0.86, 0.97) 0.03 0.87 (0.83, 0.92) 0.03
  1. **Significant at p < 0.001, *significant at p < 0.05, ref Reference category, CI confidence interval
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