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Table 5 Factors associated with inadequacy energy consumption among school age children in Dewa Cheffe District, northeast Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 600)

From: Nutrient consumption and associated factors among school age children in Dewa Chefe District, northeast Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Adequacy of energy intake COR (95% CI)a AOR (95% CI)b
Inadequate Adequate
Age of child (in years)
 7 69 124 1  
 8 44 140 0.57 (0.36, 0.89)*  
 9 61 162 0.68 (0.45, 0.93)*  
Head of household
 Male 134 404 1 1
 Female 40 22 5.482 (3.15, 9.56)* 3.65 (1.20, 11.04)*
Mother’s education
 Illiterate 154 193 4.45 (1.94, 10.22)*  
 Can read and write 13 194 0.37 (0.14, 0.99)  
 Primary school and above 7 39 1  
Mother’s occupation
 Housewife 160 234 0.10 (0.06, 0.19)* 0.32 (0.11, 0.52)*
 Self employed 192 14 1 1
Family size
 ≤ 3 9 118 1 1
 4–5 14 222 0.83 (0.35, 0.97)* 0.85 (0.93, 10.28)
 ≥ 5 151 86 23.02 (11.12, 47.66)* 14.42 (4.65, 44.67)*
Mother’s age
 ≤ 25 7 40 0.17 (0.07, 0.43)*  
 26–35 75 198 0.37 (0. 22, 0.62)*  
 36–45 52 149 0.34 (0.2, 0.59)*  
 ≥ 46 40 39 1  
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. aCrude odds ratio
  3. bAdjusted odds ratio