Table 6

Association of some socio-demographic variables with the nutritional status (BMI) of the study participants (n=400) in Samre Woreda from March-April, 2011
Nutritional status (BMI)
Socio-demographic characteristics Malnourished (<18.5 kg/m2) Normal (≥18.5 kg/m2) Crude OR (CI) Adjusted OR (CI)
Educational status N
    o
(%)
N
    o
(%)
Literate 44 (11.2) 109 (27.7) 1
Illiterate 56 (14.2) 184 (46.8) 0.8 (0.5,1.2) __
ANC visits
≤ 3 times 45 (12.5) 139 (38.5) 1 (0.6,1.6) 2.9 (1.2,7)*
> 3 times 44 (12.2) 133 (36.8) 1 1
Family size
2-4 persons 43 (10.9) 100 (25.4) 1
≥ 5 persons 57 (14.5) 193 (49.1) 0.7 (0.4,1.1) __
Owner of radio
Yes 64 (16.3) 165 (42) 1
No 36 (9.2) 128 (32.6) 0.7 (0.5,1.2) __
Age of BF child
≤ 12 months 50 (12.7) 215 (54.7) 1 1
> 12 months 50 (12.7) 78 (19.8) 2.8 (1.7,4.4)** 2.8 (1.4,5.8)**
Maternal age
17-30 69 (17.6) 201 (51.1) 1 __
31-45 31 (7.9) 92 (23.4) 0.98 (0.6,1.6)
Number of gravidity
< 4 pregnancies 56 (14.2) 148 (37.7) 1
≥ 4 pregnancies 44 (11.2) 145 (36.9) 0.8 (0.5,1.3) __
Residence
Urban 48 (12.2) 146 (37.2) 1
Rural 52 (13.2) 147 (37.4) 1.1 (0.7,1.7) __
Number of meals/d
< 3 meals 26 (6.6) 80 (20.4) 0.9 (0.6,1.6)
≥ 3 meals 74 (18.8) 213 (54.2) 1 __

*P-value is significant at < 0.05.

**P-value is significant at < 0.01.

Haileslassie et al.

Haileslassie et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-28

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