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Table 1 Factors associated with wasting and underweight among children aged 6–59 months at Sodo Zuria district, Wolaita Zone, South Ethiopia, June 2017 (n = 342)

From: Magnitude of wasting and underweight among children 6–59 months of age in Sodo Zuria District, South Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Explanatory variables Under weight COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Child sex
 Male 9 124 1.0 1.0
 Female 40 169 1.8 (1.3–2.7)* 1.6 (0.7–1.3)
Paternal formal education
 Yes 29 82 1.0 1.0
 No 33 111 2.8 (2.3–3.9)* 5.4 (2.5–9.1)*
Ownership of livestock
 Yes 41 193 1.0  
 No 8 100 1.4 (1.1–1.9)  
Place of delivery
 Health facility 39 233 1.0  
 Home 10 60 0.6 (0.4–0.9)*  
Availability of latrine
 Yes 41 208 1.0 1.0
 No 8 85 1.6 (2.1–4.5) 1.7 (0.5–1.6)
Fed pre-lactation feeding
 No 39 262 1.0 1.0
 Yes 10 31 2.9 (2.3–6.1) 0.6 (0.9–2.6)
Diarrheal morbidity in the last 2 weeks
 No 29 224 1.0 1.0
 Yes 20 175 2.3 (2.1–3.8)* 2.8 (1.8–4.4)*
  1. *statistically significant at p<0.05
Explanatory variables Wasting COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Child sex
 Male 17 143 143 3.2 (1.9–5.3)*
 Female 21 161 161 1.0
Age at complementary feeding started (in months)
 ≥ 6 33 225 225 1.0
 < 6 5 4 4 2.2 (1.8–3.9)*
Immunization
 Yes 34 293 293 1.0
 No 4 11 11 1.7 (0.8–3.8)
Ever use of family planning
 Yes 18 152 152 1.0
 No 20 152 152 1.7 (0.6–2.1)
Initiation of breast feeding
 Within 1 h of delivery 24 204 204 1.0
 After 1 h of delivery 14 100 100 1.6 (0.7–5.3)
Pre-lactation feeding
 No 35 266 266 1.0
 Yes 3 38 38 1.5 (0.9–2.4)
Availability of latrine
 Yes 20 239 239 1.0
 No 18 75 75 1.5 (0.8–2.2)
Diarrheal morbidity in the last 2 weeks
 No 17 236 236 1.0
 Yes 21 68 68 2.8 (2.2–7.4)*
  1. *statistically significant at p<0.05