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Table 3 Factors associated with stunting of 6–59 months old children in food secured households of Western Amhara region, Ethiopia, June 2017 (N = 815)

From: Food security is not the only solution to prevent under-nutrition among 6–59 months old children in Western Amhara region, Ethiopia

Variable Stunted COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Dietary diversity
 Appropriate (>4food groups) 33(4.0) 87(10.7) 1.00 1.00
 Inappropriate (<4food groups) 293(36.0) 402(49.3) 1.9(1.3,2.9) 1.70(1.1,2.5)
Educational status of the mother
 Have no formal education 88(10.8) 529(64.9) 2.47(1.7,3.5) 2.21(1.5,3.2)
 Have formal education 22(2.7) 176(21.6) 1.00 1.00
Initiation of complementary food
 At 6 month 192(23.6) 337(41.3) 1.00  
 Before 6 month 49(6.0) 53(6.5) 1.6(1.1,2.6)  
 After 6 month 85(10.4) 99 (12.2) 1.5 (1.1,2.1)  
Have Television
 Yes 29 (3.6) 83 (10.2) 1.00 1.00
 No 297 (36.4) 406 (49.8) 2.09 (1.3,3.2) 1.71 (1.1,2.6)
The mother wash her hand before food preparation
 Yes 228 (28.0) 385 (47.2) 1.00 1.00
 No 98 (12.0) 104 (12.8) 1.59 (1.2,2.1) 1.46 (1.1,2.0)
The mother wash her hand after cleaning the baby
 Yes 240 (29.4) 394 (48.3) 1.00  
 No 86 (10.6) 95 (11.7) 1.48 (1.1,2.1)  
Solid waste management
 Burn 112 (13.7) 243 (29.8) 1.00 1.00
 Scattered in the field 214 (26.3) 246 (30.2) 1.88 (1.4,2.5) 1.60 (1.1,2.1)
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio, 95%CI 95 % confidence interval