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Table 2 Clinical variables in association with anemia among the pregnant women, Bisidimo Hospital, 2013

From: Anemia among pregnant women in Southeast Ethiopia: prevalence, severity and associated risk factors

Variables Anemia diagnosis COR (95% CI) p-value
  Anemic Not anemic Total   
  No (%) No (%) No (%)   
History of miscarriage      
 Yes 9 (24.3) 28 (75.7) 37 (14.3) 0.8 (0.4-1.8) 0.600
 No 63 (28.5) 158 (71.5) 221 (85.7) 1  
History of heavy cycle      
 ≤5 days 45 (25.0) 135 (75.0) 180 (69.8) 1  
 >5days 27 (34.6) 51 (65.4) 78 (30.2) 1.6 (0.9-2.8) 0.115
Trimester      
 First 14 (30.4) 32 (69.6) 46 (17.8) 1  
 Second 29(21.6) 105 (78.4) 134 (51.9) 0.6 (0.3-1.3) 0.230
 Third 29 (37.2) 49 (62.8) 78 (30.2) 1.4 (0.6-2.9) 0.447
Parity      
 0 10 (19.6) 41 (80.4) 51 (19.8) 1  
 1-4 55 (30.4) 126 (69.6) 181 (70.2) 1.8 (0.8-3.8) 0.134
 >5 7 (26.9) 19 (73.1) 26 (10.1) 1.5 (0.5-4.6) 0.466
Birth interval (n = 211)      
 ≤2 years 56 (30.1) (69.9) 186 (88.2) 1.4 (0.5-3.6) 0.530
 >2 years 6 (24.0) 19 (76.0) 25 (11.8) 1  
Red meat/poultry/fish consumption      
 Yes 22 (31.4) 48 (68.6) 70 (27.1) 1  
 No 50 (26.6) 138 (73.4) 188 (72.9) 1.3 (0.7-2.3) 0.442
Fruit/vegetable consumption      
 Yes 22 (26.2) 62 (73.8) 84 (32.6) 1  
 No 50 (28.7) 124 (71.3) 174 (67.4) 0.9 (0.5-1.6) 0.880
Intestinal parasite detected      
 Yes 40 (41.7) 56 (58.3) 96 (37.2) 1.9 (1.1-3.4)* 0.019
 No 40 (24.7) 122 (75.3) 162 (62.8) 1  
Malaria infection      
 Yes 3 (33.3) 6 (66.7) 9 (3.5) 0.3 (0.4-2.6) 0.278
 No 77 (30.9) 172 (69.1) 249 (96.5) 1  
  1. *Statistically significant at P < 0.05.