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Table 6 Risk factors significantly associated with anaemia in children less than 5 years and children aged from 5 to 10 years at the Bonconto health post, Senegal

From: The association between malaria parasitaemia, erythrocyte polymorphisms, malnutrition and anaemia in children less than 10 years in Senegal: a case control study

Risk Factors aOR 95%CI p value
Children under 5 years (n=122)*    
Stunting 3.1 [1.4 - 6.8] 0.004
Children aged 5 to 10 years (n=54)   
Stunting 3.6 [1.6 - 8.2] 0.002
Sickle cell disorders 3.5 [1.4 - 9.0] 0.009
Alpha-thalassemia 2.4 [1.1 - 5.3] 0.026
  1. *Analysis of risk factors associated to anaemia among children under 5 years was adjusted on the following variables: P. falciparum infection, G6PD deficiency, Sickle cell disorders, Alpha-thallassemia, Access to IPTc drug (SP-AQ), gender. The number of anaemic children in this age group was = 122. Goodness of fit test: Hosmer-Lemeshow, chi(8df)=0.99, p=0.99. † Analysis of risk factors associated to anaemia among children aged from 5 to 10 years was adjusted on the following variables: P. falciparum infection, G6PD deficiency, Access to IPTc drug (SP-AQ), gender. The number of anaemic children was= 54. Goodness of fit test: Hosmer-Lemeshow, chi(6df)=4.22, p=0.64.