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Table 3 Bivariable and multivariable logistic regression analysis of stunting among SAC in Gondar town public primary schools, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 523)

From: Prevalence and determinants of stunting and wasting among public primary school children in Gondar town, northwest, Ethiopia

Variable Stunting COR (95% CI) AOR (95%CI) P-value
Stunted Non-Stunted Total
Child’s Age 6–10 63 (37%) 106 (62.7%) 169 (100) 1 1 0.001
11–14 178 (50.3%) 176 (49.7%) 354 (100) 1.70 (1.170, 2.476) 1.90 (1.29, 2.80) *
Dietary diversity score < 4 41(60.3%) 27(39.7%) 68 (100) 2.10(1.22, 3.61) 1.89 (1.08, 3.30)*  
4–6 83 (47.2%) 93 (52.8%) 176 (100) 1.24 (0.85,1.81) 1.13 (0.77, 1.67)
≥7 117 (41.9%) 162 (58.1%) 279 (100) 1 1
Water source Piped into dwelling 160(42.0%) 221 (58.0%) 381 (100) 1 1 0.0001
Non-piped water 76(60.3%) 50(39.7%) 126 (100) 2.10 (1.39, 3.17) 2.22 (1.46, 3.39)*
Tanker water 5(31.2%) 11(68.8%) 16 (100) 0.63(0.21, 1.84) 0.47 (0.1, 1.42)
Coffee drinking Yes 70(52.6%) 63(47.4%) 133 (100) 1.42(0.96, 2.11) 1.00 (0.6, 1.61) 0.991
No 171(43.8%) 219(56.2%) 390 (100) 1 1
Tea drinking habit Yes 41 (62.1%) 25 (37.9%) 66 (100) 0.48 (0.28, 0.81) 0.46 (0.27, 0.80) * 0.006
No 200 (43.8%) 257(56.2%) 457 (100) 1 1
Anemia Non-anemic 196 (44.3%) 246 (55.7%) 442 (100) 1 1 0.032
Anemic 45 (55.6%) 36 (44.4%) 81 (100) 1.57 (0.97, 2.53) 1.72 (1.05, 2.83) *
Alcohol consumption Yes 23(54.8%) 19(45.2%) 42 (100) 1.46 (0.77,0.74) 1.19 (0.61, 2.33) 0.613
No 218(45.4%) 262(54.6%) 480 (100) 1 1
Deworming Yes 163(43.7%) 210(56.3%) 373 (100) 1 1 0.170
No 78(52.0%) 72(48.0%) 150 (100) 1.40 (0.95, 2.04) 1.32(0.89, 1.96)
  1. *Indicate statistically significant at p-value 0.05