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Table 10 Factors associated with acceptability of OTP services in Dehana District, Northern Ethiopia, 2020

From: Evaluation of the outpatient therapeutic program for severe acute malnourished children aged 6–59 months implementation in Dehana District, Northern Ethiopia: a mixed-methods evaluation

Variables Acceptability COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Good Poor
Current maternal marital status Single 55 28 1 1
Married 184 155 0.60(0.37–0.99) 0.88(0.5–1.56)
Maternal education Uneducated 137 145 1 1
Educated 102 38 2.8(1.8–4.4) 1.57(0.93–2.65)
Family size  ≤ 4 151 28 1 1
 > 4 88 155 0.59(0.39–0.87) 0.75(0.49–1.15)
Residence Urban 67 145 1 1
Rural 172 38 0.13 (0.64–0.27) 0.18(0.09–0.39) *
Gravidity  ≤ 3 178 84 1 1
 > 3 61 99 0.69(0.45–1.05) 1.00(0.60–1.67)
Knew about OTP program No 28 187 1 1
Yes 155 52 4.35(2.19–8.60) 2.27(1.04–4.97) *
Had malnourished children previously No 162 200 1 1
Yes 21 39 1.5(0.85–2.66) 1.82(1.01–3.30) *
  1. *Significant at p-value < 0.05