Table 3

Prevalence rates of anemia among indigenous children < 60 months according to maternal characteristics, First National Survey of Indigenous People’s Health and Nutrition, Brazil, 2008–2009
Characteristic studied N Prevalence (%) PR CI 95%
Maternal age (years) p = 0.000*
  < 20 655 61.33 1.00 Reference
  20–29 2759 50.25 0.82 0.75-0.89
  30–39 1541 50.17 0.82 0.74-0.91
  ≥ 40 428 46.03 0.75 0.65-0.86
Number of children ever had p = 0.829*
  0–1 775 53.68 1.00 Reference
  2 979 48.71 0.91 0.81-1.01
  3 771 47.66 0.89 0.78-1.01
  ≥ 4 2821 52.38 0.98 0.87-1.09
Maternal anemia
  No 3287 45.62 1.00 Reference
  Yes 2010 61.65 1.35 1.26-1.44

PR Prevalence ratio.

CI Confidence interval.

*χ2 test for linear trend.

Variable retained for multivariate analysis.

Leite et al.

Leite et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:69   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-69

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