Table 2

Children's nutrition status according to selected independent variables

Co-variables

Nutrition Status according to Weight-for-Age Z-score (WAZ)

Pearson

Chi-square

(p-value)


Severe

Malnourish

(WAZ < -3.00)

Moderate

Malnourish

(-3.00≤WAZ≤2.01)

Nourish

(WAZ≥-2.00)

Total


Children age (in months)


0-11

5.2

14.4

80.5

1140

455.986

(0.000)

12-23

17.8

41.0

41.2

1170

24+

13.6

38.6

47.7

3695


Birth interval (months)


48+ months

10.6

31.0

58.4

1787

36.924

(0.000)

24-47 months

14.3

36.4

49.3

2586

< 24 months

13.0

35.2

51.8

1523


Mother's education


Higher

3.4

17.4

79.1

422

204.092

(0.000)

Secondary

10.4

33.1

56.5

1987

Primary

12.6

35.9

51.5

1292

No education

17.1

38.1

44.8

2217


Household wealth status


Richest

5.9

24.3

69.7

987

251.337

(0.000)

Richer

10.5

32.1

57.4

1091

Middle

12.0

32.5

55.6

1179

Poor

14.4

38.5

47.1

1237

Poorest

18.4

41.2

40.3

1512


Child feeding status


High (10-12)

8.5

26.0

65.5

1148

99.780

(0.000)

Medium (7-9)

13.2

36.8

50.0

3367

Low (0-6)

15.5

35.7

48.7

1381


Mothers' antenatal-postnatal care status


Sufficient (16-18)

3.6

17.5

78.8

290

136.482

(0.000)

Merely sufficient (11-15)

10.1

27.1

62.9

796

Less sufficient (6-10)

11.3

33.0

55.8

1396

Least sufficient (1-5)

13.8

36.1

50.1

1102

No care (0)

16.5

36.8

46.7

1137


Mother's BMI


Normal (≥18.5)

9.5

31.0

59.4

3664

198.723

(0.000)

Thinness (< 18.5)

18.3

40.1

41.7

2232


Incidence of ARI in the last two weeks


No

12.2

33.8

54.0

4654

15.833

(0.000)

Yes

15.1

36.9

48.0

1242


Incidence of fever in the last two weeks


No

11.2

33.3

55.5

3499

34.490

(0.000)

Yes

15.2

36.1

48.6

2397


Incidence of diarrhoea in the last two weeks


No

12.5

34.2

53.3

5445

13.350

(0.001)

Yes

16.9

38.0

45.1

451


Total

12.8

34.5

52.7

6005

N/A


Das and Rahman Nutrition Journal 2011 10:124   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-124

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