Skip to main content

Table 3 Binomial logistic regression model examining the determinants of MdSAa and SSb

From: Burden of moderate to severe anaemia and severe stunting in children < 3 years in conflict-hit Mount Cameroon: a community based descriptive cross-sectional study

Factors Moderate to severe anaemia Severe stunting
Odds Ratio (OR) 95%(CI) P-value Odds Ratio (OR) 95%(CI) P-value
Age    0.023    0.105
0.1.-1.0 year 1.69 1.02–2.81 0.042 0.56 0.31–0.98 0.043
1.1–2.0 years 1.94 1.19–3.17 0.008 0.98 0.54–1.52 0.712
cMale 1.02 0.68 1.52 1.34 0.86–2.09 0.196
Site    0.572    < 0.001
Dibanda 0.77 0.437–1.37 0.377 0.29 0.13–0.63 0.001
Ekona 1.02 0.64–1.63 0.923 1.23 0.76–2.00 0.394
Educational level    < 0.001    0.634
No formal 32.84 13.69–78.76 <  0001 0.73 0.28–1.88 0.513
Primary 2.56 1.11–5.91 0.028 0.70 0.27–1.79 0,451
Secondary 1.20 0.51–2.84 0.673 0.56 0.22–1.42 0.221
Feeding habit    0.111    0.991
NBF 1.55 0.91–2.64 0.109 0.96 0.54–1.72 0.892
EBF 1.55 0.99–2.54 0.086 0.99 0.57–1.72 0.966
d Microcytosis 1.08 0.69–1.69 0.735 1.28 0.75–2.16 0.365
e Severe stunting 1.81 1.04–3.14 0.035
f Moderate to severe anaemia     1.77 1.04–3.01 0.035
  1. a Moderate to severe anaemia (MdSA) = children with Hb ≤ 10 g/dL
  2. b Severe stunting (SS) = children with a HA z-score of < −3
  3. c Male = 1 Female = 0
  4. d Microcytosis (MCV < 67 fL in children under 2 years of age and < 73 fL in children 2 to 5 years of age) = 1 Normal = 2
  5. e SS = 1 Normal = 0
  6. f MdSA = 1 Normal = 0
  7. P- values in bold are statistically significant