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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of predictors for anemia among pregnant woman in rural surroundings of Arbaminch town, Southern Ethiopia, April to June 2013

From: Anemia associated with asymptomatic malaria among pregnant women in the rural surroundings of Arba Minch Town, South Ethiopia

Variables No. examined No. anemic (%) 118 (34.6%) COR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value
Age       
≤20 32 11(34.4) 0.35(0.11, 1.11) 0.074 0.17(0.01, 5.94) 0.327
21-25 140 41(29.3) 0.28(0.11, 0.73) 0.009* 0.70(0.09, 5.42) 0.734
26-30 102 31(30.4) 0.29(0.11, 0.78) 0.014* 0.61(0.08, 4.60) 0.632
31-35 47 23(48.9) 0.64(0.22, 1.85) 0.408 0.83(0.23, 3.02) 0.774
≥36 20 12(60.0) 1.00   1.00  
Education       
Illiterate 59 30(50.8) 3.88(1.53, 9.85) 0.004* 2.45(0.43, 14.04) 0.316
Read/write 15 7(46.7) 3.28(0.91, 11.80) 0.069 2.14(0.27, 17.19) 0.475
Primary 134 49(36.6) 2.16(0.92, 5.10) 0.077 1.52(0.30, 7.78)  
Secondary 95 24(25.3) 1.27(0.51, 3.14) 0.608 0.71(0.13, 3.90) 0.618
College/above 38 8(21.1) 1.00   1.00 0.692
Income       
<650 ETB 204 82(40.2) 3.01(1.38, 6.58) 0.003 2.15(0.65, 7.05) 0.207
650-1300 ETB 102 32(31.4) 1.97(0.92, 4.22) 0.027 1.51(0.49, 4.68) 0.476
>1300 ETB 35 4(11.4) 1.00   1.00  
Parasitemia       
Positive 31 28(90.3) 22.8(6.7, 76.9) <0.001* 15.72(3.97, 62.22) <0.001**
Negative 310 90(29.0) 1.00   1.00  
Gestational age       
1st trimester 83 28(33.7) 1.26(0.69, 2.30) 0.457 0.86(0.36, 2.02) 0.721
2nd trimester 140 56(40.0) 1.647(0.98, 2.78) 0.061 2.03(1.06, 3.86) 0.031**
3rd trimester 118 34(28.8) 1.00   1.00  
ITN use       
Use always 187 38(20.3) 1.00   1.00  
Use sometimes 19 12(63.2) 2.72(2.48, 18.23) <0.001* 1.96(1.82, 19.47) 0.001**
Do not use at all 135 68(50.4) 3.98(2.44, 6.50) <0.001* 2.99(1.72, 5.22) 0.001**
IRS (In past 12 months)       
Yes 289 94(32.5) 1.00   1.00  
No 52 24(46.2) 1.78(0.98, 3.23) 0.059 0.80(0.32, 2.03) 0.661
Present ANC follow-up       
Yes 275 83 (30.2%) 1.00   1.00  
No 66 35(53%) 2.61(1.51, 4.51) 0.001* 3.39(1.49, 7.69) 0.004**
  1. *significant at p < 0.25; hence considered for multivariate analysis.
  2. **significant at p <0.05.