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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of predictors of stunting, in school children in the studied population (n = 928)

From: Coinfection of intestinal schistosomiasis and malaria and association with haemoglobin levels and nutritional status in school children in Mara region, Northwestern Tanzania: a cross-sectional exploratory study

Independent variable Categories Adjusted OR (CI) p value
Age group (years) 6–8 1  
  9–12 12.30 (5.59–26.9) < 0.001
  13–15 23.70 (10.6–53.3) < 0.001
Village Busanga 1  
  Bwai 0.397 (0.190–0.827) 0.014
  Kibuyi 0.712 (0.362–1.399) 0.325
  Mwiringo 1.130 (0.562–2.257) 0.729
  Sota 0.346 (0.169–0.704) 0.003
Malaria infection Not infected 1  
  Low infection 0.719 (0.409–1.266) 0.254
  High infection 0.632 (0.264–1.515) 0.304
S. mansoni infection Not infected 1  
  Light infection 0.550 (0.242–1.253) 0.156
  Moderate infection 0.838 (0.365–1.921) 0.677
  Heavy infection 1.036 (0.435–2.464) 0.936
Anaemia Normal 1  
  Anaemic 0.946 (0.598–1.494) 0.811
  Severely anaemic 17.160 (2.632–34.688) 0.003
Coinfection Not infected 1  
  Single infection 0.961 (0.388–2.411) 0.934
Coinfection Double/triple infection 2.077 (0.623–6.921) 0.234