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Table 4 Factors associated with wasting of 6–59 months old children in food secured households in 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 Wasting COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Have Television
 Yes 6 (0.7) 106 (13.0) 1.00 100
 No 88(10.8) 615 (75.5) 2.52 (1.1,5.9) 3.09 (1.3,7.4)
Place of delivery
 Institution 18 (2.2) 236 (29.0) 1.00 100
 Home 76 (9.3) 485 (59.5) 2.05 (1.2,3.5) 2.66 (1.5,4.6)
Sex of the child
 Male 60 (7.4) 379 (46.5) 1.5 (1.1,2.5)  
 Female 34 (4.2) 342 (41.9) 1.00  
Frequency of food intake
 < 3times per day 27 (3.3) 128 (15.7) 1.86 (1.1,3.0) 2.00 (1.2,3.2)
 > 3times per day 67 (8.2) 593 (72.8) 1.00 1.00
ANC visit
 Yes 73 (9.0) 623 (76.4) 1.00 1.00
 No 21 (2.6) 98 (12.0) 1.82 (1.1,3.1) 2.00 (1.1,3.4)
Illness in the last two weeks
 Yes 24 (2.9) 77 (9.5) 2.86 (1.7,4.8) 2.7 (1.6,4.7)
 No 70 (8.6) 644 (79.0) 1.00 1.00
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio, 95% CI 95 % confidence interval