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Table 6 Bivariable analysis of child feeding related factors with acute diarrhea among under-five children 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(%)   
Child consumed food other than breast milk
 Yes 462(95.5) 79(17.1) 383(82.9) 0.55(0.21-1.45) 0.227
 No 22(4.5) 6(27.3) 16(72.7) 1  
Child food start age in months
 Less than 6 months 254(52.5) 45(17.7) 209(82.3) 0.57(0.21-1.55) 0.574
 6 month or above 208(43.0) 34(16.3) 174(83.7) 0.52(0.19-1.43) 0.205
 Child <6 months and breastfed only 22(4.5) 6(27.3) 16(72.7) 1  
Child food/drink utensil storage (N = 462)
 Anywhere by covering 30(6.5) 9(30.0) 21(70.0) 1.90(0.82-4.45) 0.137
 Anywhere by not covering 51(11.0) 18(35.3) 33(64.7) 2.42(1.25-4.70) 0.009
 With covered utensils on shelf 147(31.8) 9(6.1) 138(93.9) 0.29(0.14-0.61) 0.001
 With uncovered utensils on shelf 234(50.7) 43(18.4) 191(81.6) 1  
Child food/drink storage (N = 462)
 Refrigerator 175(37.9) 11(6.3) 164(93.7) 1  
 Open shelf 150(32.4) 35(23.3) 115(76.7) 4.54(2.21-9.31) <0.001
 Covered shelf 84(18.2) 9(10.7) 75(89.3) 1.79(0.71-4.50) 0.216
 Anywhere 53(11.5) 24(45.3) 29(54.7) 12.34(5.46-27.98) <0.001
Child bottle fed
 Yes 86(17.8) 19(22.1) 67(77.9) 1.43(0.80-2.53) 0.225
 No 398(82.2) 66(16.6) 332(83.4) 1  
  1. 1 reference category, COR crud odds ratio, CI confidence interval