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Table 3 Factors associated with no minimum acceptable diet in South Kivu (DRC), 2019, N = 742

From: Minimum acceptable diet among children aged 6–23 months in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables and categories Minimum acceptable diet COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Inadequate, n (%) Adequate, n (%)
Residence Health Zone
 Rural 289 (83.5) 56 (16.5) 1 1
 Urban 186 (53.5) 185 (46.5) 5.13 (3.18–6.29) * 2.39 (1.43–3.85) *
Place of delivery
 Home 29 (58.8) 21 (41.2) 1 1
 Health facility 472 (62.2) 220 (31.8) 0.64 (0.21–1.34)  
Attended PNC
 No 92 (82.9) 19 (17.1) 1 1
 Yes 409 (64.9) 222 (35.1) 2.63 (1.25–4.89) * 1.68 (1.12–2.97) *
Socioeconomic status
 Low 434 (72.9) 160 (27.1) 1 1
 Good 64 (44.8) 79 (55.2) 3.35 (2.28–4.88) * 1.83 (1.20–2.77) *
Maternal education
 Less than secondary 242 (82.9) 50 (17.1) 1 1
 Secondary and above 258 (57.5) 192 (42.5) 3.60 (2.50–5.49) * 1.72 (1.14–2.59) *
Polygamous family
 Yes 226 (81.9) 50 (18.1) 1 1
 No 275 (59.0) 191 (41.0) 3.14 (2.24–4.67) *  
Parents live with children
 No 33 (67.3) 16 (32.7) 1 1
 Yes 468 (67.6) 225 (32.4) 0.99 (0.81–1.27)  
Household size
 > 10 77 (72.0) 30 (28.0) 1 1
 5–10 238 (66.2) 122 (33.8) 1.24 (0.76–2.03)  
 < 5 186 (67.4) 89 (32.6) 0.96 (0.69–1.34)  
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI Confidence interval, COR Crude Odds Ratio, PNC Postnatal care
  2. *p < 0.05