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Table 2 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of factors associated with stunting amongst school age children residing in Fincha’a Sugar Estate, Horo Guduru Wollega, Ethiopia, Feb-Mar, 2011

From: Schistosoma mansoni infection and undernutrition among school age children in Fincha’a sugar estate, rural part of West Ethiopia

Variables Stunted Normal COR P-value AOR P-value
n (%) n (%) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Gender
Female 23 (9.7) 214 (90.3) 1.00   1.00  
Male 29 (13.4) 187 (86.6) 1.44 (0.81, 2.58) 0.22 1.25 (0.69, 2.29) 0.46
Age group
5 – 9 12 (10.3) 104 (89.7) 1   -  
10 – 14 30 (10.6) 254 (89.4) 1.02 (0.51, 2.08) 0.95 -  
15 – 18 10 (18.9) 43 (81.1) 2.02 (0.81, 5.01) 0.13 -  
S. mansoni
Uninfected 26 (12.3) 186 (87.7) 1.00   -  
Infected 26 (10.8) 215 (89.2) 0.86 (0.48, 1.54) 0.62 -  
SES Index
Poor 21 (11.6) 160 (88.4) 1.00   -  
Middle 23 (12.7) 158 (87.3) 1.12 (0.59, 2.09) 0.75 -  
Rich 8 (8.8) 83 (91.2) 0.73 (0.31, 1.73) 0.48 -  
Maternal literacy
Literate 6 (5.2) 109 (94.8) 1.00   1.00  
Illiterate 46 (13.6) 292 (86.4) 2.86 (1.19, 6.89) 0.02 2.30 (0.94, 5.63) 0.07
Paternal literacy
Literate 16 (12.0) 117 (88.0) 1.00   -  
Illiterate 36 (11.2) 284 (88.8) 0.93 (0.49, 1.74) 0.81 -  
Maternal occupation
Employed 5 (8.6) 53 (91.4) 1.00   -  
Unemployed 47 (11.9) 348 (88.1) 1.43 (0.55, 3.76) 0.47 -  
Paternal occupation
Employed 37 (9.1) 368 (90.9) 1.00   1.00  
Unemployed 15 (31.2) 33 (68.8) 4.96 (2.49, 9.86) <0.001 4.28 (2.13, 8.63) < 0.001
Total 52 401