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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of factors associated with wasting 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 Wasted Normal COR P-value AOR P-value
n (%) n (%) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Gender  
Female 19 (8.0) 218 (91.0) 1.00   1.00  
Male 41 (19.0) 175 (81.0) 2.69 (1.51, 4.79) 0.001 2.18 (1.19, 3.96) 0.01
Age group
5 – 9 11 (9.5) 105 (90.5) 1.00   -  
10 – 14 38 (13.4) 246 (86.6) 1.29 (0.65, 2.59) 0.46 -  
15 – 18 11 (20.7) 42 (79.3) 2.27 (0.93, 5.55) 0.07 -  
S. mansoni
Uninfected 38 (17.9) 174 (82.1) 1.00   1.00  
Infected 22 (9.1) 219 (90.9) 0.46 (0.26, 0.81) 0.01 0.45 (0.25, 0.81) 0.00
SES Index
Poor 25 (13.8) 156 (86.2) 1.00   -  
Middle 20 (11.0) 161 (89.0) 0.78 (0.41, 1.45) 0.43 -  
Rich 15 (16.5) 76 (83.5) 1.23 (0.61, 2.47) 0.56 -  
Maternal Literacy
Literate 5 (4.3) 110 (95.7) 1.00   1.00  
Illiterate 55 (16.3) 283 (83.7) 4.28 (1.67, 10.96) 0.002 3.56 (1.36, 9.30) 0.01
Paternal literacy
Literate 15 (11.3) 118 (88.7) 1.00   -  
Illiterate 45 (14.2) 272 (85.8) 1.29 (0.69, 2.40) 0.43 -  
Maternal occupation
Employed 5 (8.6) 53 (91.4) 1.00   -  
Unemployed 55 (13.9) 340 (86.1) 1.72 (0.66, 4.48) 0.27 -  
Paternal occupation
Employed 43 (10.6) 361 (89.4) 1.00   1.00  
Unemployed 17 (34.7) 32 (65.3) 4.46 (2.29, 8.69) 0.00 3.83 (1.89, 7.79) 0.00
Total 60 393