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Table 5 Factors associated with wasting among children aged 24–59 months in Aykel town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017

From: Undernutrition and associated factors among urban children aged 24–59 months in Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study

Variables Wasted COR(95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Yes No
Paternal education
 Unable to read and write 8 80 1.06 (0.36,3.06) 0.80 (0.23,2.95)
 Read and write only 4 4 10.57 (2.16,51.70) 5.98 (0.92,38.86)
 Primary education 7 57 1.30 (0.43,3.90) 0.56 (0.14,2.18)
 Secondary education 10 98 1.08 (0.40,2.97) 1.13 (0.36,3.56)
 Diploma and above 11 122 1 1
Child age in month
 24–35 19 136 1.09 (0.51, 2.30) 1.11 (0.46,2.67)
 36–47 8 123 0.51 (0.20,1.28) 0.52 (0.18,1.46)
 48–60 13 102 1 1
Number of children
 1–2 27 284 0.31 (0.09,1.0) 0.76 (0.10,5.71)
 3–5 9 64 0.46 (0.12,1.71) 0.94 (0.13,6.86)
 6–10 4 13 1 1
Birth order
 1st 18 193 0.33 (0.13,0.87) 0.41 (0.07,2.27)
 2nd -4th 15 143 0.37 (0.14,1.01) 0.37 (0.07,1.92)
 ≥ 5th 7 25 1 1
Wealth index
 Poor 11 150 0.60 (0.30,1.50) 0.60 (0.23,1.56)
 Medium 13 66 1.78 (0.80,3.90) 2.26 (0.89,5.72)
 Rich 16 145 1 1
Hand washing practice
 Not good 33 120 9.50 (4.07, 22) 11.00 (4.34,27.90)***
 Good 7 241 1 1
Milk feeding
 Yes 24 305 0.27 (0.14,0.55) 0.18 (0.08,0.44)***
 No 16 56 1 1
  1. *** Statistically significant variables at p < 0.001, the result of Hosmer and Lemshow test was > 0.47