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Table 6 Factors associated with underweight 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 Underweight COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Yes No
Maternal education
 Unable to read and write 8 65 1.81 (0.45,7.18) 1.20 (0.27, 5.33)
 Read and write only 2 2 14.67 (1.50,144) 15.00 (1.32, 17.10)
 Primary education 12 46 3.83 (1.00,14.5) 2.10 (0.50,8.80)
 Secondary education 15 117 1.88 (0.52,6.80) 1.50 (0.37,5.78)
 Diploma and above 17 117 1 1
HHs Food security
 Food secure 32 244 0.28 (0.10,0.80) 0.26 (0.08,0.82)*
 Mild food insecure 16 90 0.38 (0.13,1.16) 0.35 (0.11, 1.36)
 Moderately food insecure 6 13 1 1
Duration of breast feeding
 Adequate 29 250 0.45 (0.25,0.80) 0.38 (0.20, 0.74)**
 Inadequate 25 97 1 1
Dietary diversity score
 ≥ 4 food groups 3 75 0.21 (0.06,0.70) 0.16 (0.04, 0.57)**
 < 4 food groups 51 272 1 1
Hand washing practice
 Not good 31 122 2.48 (1.39,4.45) 2.50 (1.30,4.70)**
 Good 23 225 1 1
Cow Milk feeding
 Yes 38 291 0.46 (0.24,0.87) 0.35 (0.17,0.72)**
 No 16 56 1 1
Meal frequency
 < 3/day 17 101 1.12 (0.60,2.08) 1.10 (0.55,2.20)
 ≥ 3/day 37 246 1 1
  1. * Statistically significant variables at p < 0.05, ** statistically significant variables at p < 0.01, the result of Hosmer and Lemshow test was> 0.15