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Table 3 Factors associated with stunting in Wukro town, North Ethiopia, 2017/18

From: Stunting and associated factors among under-five children in Wukro town, Tigray region, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variable Nutritional status COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P-Value
Normal, n (%) Stunted, n (%)
Sex of the child
 Male 74 (43%) 98 (57%) 1 1  
 Female 126 (56.8%) 96 (43.2%) .575 (.385, .860) .644 (.422, .983) .041*
Mother’s marital status
 Single 5 (31.3%) 11 (68.7%) 1 1  
 Married 189 (51.5%) 178 (48.5%) .428 (.146, 1.257) .378 (.057, 2.529) .316
 Divorced 6 (54.5%) 5 (45.5%) .379 (.077, 1.856) .394 (.070, 2.207) .290
Mother’s Occupation
 House wife 154 (50%) 154 (50%) 1 1  
 Merchant 28 (49.1%) 29 (50.9%) 1.036 (.588, 1.823) .699 (.354, 1.383) .304
 Government employed 18 (62.1%) 11 (37.9%) .611 (.279, 1.337) .595 (.239, 1.481) .264
 Monthly Income of family 200 (50.8%) 194 (49.2%) 1.000 (1.00, 1.00) 1.000 (1.00, 1.00) .853
 Gestational Age of the child 200 (50.8%) 194 (49.2%) .875 (.722, 1.060) .957 (.772, 1.187) .691
 Birth weight of the baby 200 (50.8%) 194 (49.2%) 1.000 (.999, 1.00) 1.000 (.999, 1.000) .009
Presence of fever in the last two weeks
 Yes 18 (62.1%) 11 (37.9%) 1 1  
 No 182 (49.9%) 183 (50.1%) 1.645 (.756, 3.58) 1.797 (.760, 4.246) .182
Mother take extra food during lactation
 Yes 183 (49.7%) 185 (50.3%) 1 1  
 No 17 (65.4%) 9 (34.6%) .524 (.228, 1.205) .476 (.196, 1.156) .101
Presence of washing facilities nearby latrine
 Yes 146 (56.6%) 112 (43.4%) 1 1  
 No 54 (39.7%) 82 (60.3%) 1.979 (1.297,3.021) 2.363 (1.320,4.229) .004*
  1. *variables which have significant association with stunting