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Table 2 Bivariable analysis of index child related factors with acute diarrhea among children under five in Woldia Town, northeast Ethiopia, March to June 2018

From: Prevalence of acute diarrhea and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) associated factors among children under five in Woldia Town, Amhara Region, northeastern Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Acute diarrhea COR (95% CI) p-value
Yes No
n(%) n(%) n(%)   
Index child sex
 Female 248(51.2) 46(18.5) 202(81.5) 1.15(0.72-1.84) 0.559
 Male 236(48.8) 39(16.5) 197(83.5) 1  
Number of children under five in the household
 Two or more children 18(3.7) 5(27.8) 13(72.2) 1.86(0.64-5.35) 0.253
 One child 466(96.3) 80(17.2) 386(82.8) 1  
Index child age (months)
 0-5 44(9.1) 10(22.7) 34(77.3) 1.70(0.48 -3.16) 0.673
 6-11 64(13.2) 20(31.3) 44(68.7) 2.62(1.42-7.21) 0.003
 12-23 112(23.1) 16(14.3) 96(85.7) 0.96(0.55-1.58) 0.485
 24-59 264(54.6) 39(14.8) 225(85.2) 1  
Birth order of index child
 First 123(25.4) 19(15.4) 104(84.6) 0.65(0.30-1.37) 0.255
 Second 122(25.2) 16(13.1) 106(86.9) 0.53(0.25-1.16) 0.113
 Third 78(16.1) 19(24.4) 59(75.6) 1.14(0.53-2.46) 0.743
 Fourth 93(19.2) 16(17.2) 77(82.8) 0.73(0.33-1.61) 0.441
 Fifth or above 68(14.1) 15(22.1) 53(77.9) 1  
  1. 1 reference category, COR crud odds ratio, CI confidence interval