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Table 2 Factors associated with malnutrition among the elder population of rural eastern Nepal

From: Nutritional assessment and factors associated with malnutrition among the elderly population of Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Variables Unadjusted OR (95% C.I) Adjusted OR (95% C.I)
Ethnicity
 Upper caste (Chhetri/Brahmin) 1 1
 Dalit (backward caste in traditional Hindu caste system) 2.30 (1.22–4.44) 2.69 (1.17–6.21)
 Madhesi (people of plain land origin)/indigenous caste (Janjati) 0.88 (0.49–1.57) 1.02 (0.50–2.08)
Occupation
 Employed 1 1
 Unemployed 2.94 (1.76–4.90) 3.23 (1.63–6.41)
Experience of any mistreatment
 No 1 1
 Yes 5.80 (2.94–11.46) 4.05 (1.90–8.60)
Daily physical activity
 Yes 1 1
 No 6.00 (2.65–13.55) 4.67 (1.87–11.66)
Having concentration problems
 No 1 1
 Yes 3.06 (1.80–5.19) 2.71 (1.45–5.07)
Polypharmacy (Taking regular medication for more than one disease)
 No 1 1
 Yes 3.17 (1.74–5.77) 3.01 (1.53–5.92)
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