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Table 1 Distribution of childhood comorbidity and its related selected risk factors

From: Examining the spatial variations of co-morbidity among young children in Ethiopia

CovariatesLevelComorbidity N (%)P-value
Had none of the three illnessesHad one illnessHad two illnessesHad three illnesses
Sex of childMale3222 (72.3)683 (15.3)400 (9.0)149 (3.3)0.011
 Female3173 (74.0)579 (13.5)394 (9.2)142 (3.3)
Anemia levelAnemic6216 (73.0)1236 (14.5)779 (9.1)289 (3.4)0.040
Non-anemic179 (80.6)26 (11.7)15 (6.8)2 (0.9)
BreastfeedingNo2114 (73.2)432 (15.0)261 (9.0)80 (2.8)0.035
Yes4281 (73.1)830 (14.2)533 (9.1)211 (3.6)
Type of toilet facilityflush toilet250 (71.4)52 (14.9)37 (10.6)11 (3.1)0.050
latrine3253 (73.4)669 (15.1)380 (8.6)130 (2.9)
no facility2892 (73.0)541 (13.7)377 (9.5)150 (3.8)
Place of deliveryhome4231 (75.0)771 (13.7)465 (8.2)176 (3.1)0.000
health center2164 (69.8)491 (15.8)329 (10.6)115 (3.7)
Currently workingNo4680 (74.1)891 (14.1)552 (8.7)189 (3.0)0.002
Yes1715 (70.6)371 (15.3)242 (10.0)102 (4.2)
Household members1–5 members2747 (71.3)610 (15.8)361 (9.4)136 (3.5)0.009
6–10 members3457 (74.9)607 (13.1)407 (8.8)146 (3.2)
above 10 members191 (70.5)45 (16.6)26 (9.6)9 (3.3)
Highest educational levelNo education4160 (74.7)730 (13.1)495 (8.9)181 (3.3)0.000
Primary1578 (69.7)370 (16.3)230 (10.2)86 (3.8)
Secondary and higher657 (72.0)162 (17.8)69 (7.6)24 (2.6)
Birth order number1st order1203 (69.7)303 (17.6)160 (9.3)60 (3.5)0.002
2-3rd order2071 (73.8)391 (13.9)262 (9.3)83 (3.0)
4th and above order3121 (74.2)568 (13.5)372 (8.8)148 (3.5)
Source of drinking waterpiped848 (70.1)204 (16.9)122 (10.1)36 (3.0)0.038
public tap2943 (73.9)549 (13.8)366 (9.2)123 (3.1)
protected spring510 (73.7)85 (12.3)66 (9.5)31 (4.5)
other2094 (73.2)424 (14.8)240 (8.4)101 (3.5)