Table 4

Crude odds of stunting at 36 months of age and (95% Confidence Intervals, CI) for the complete case analysis

COMPLETE CASE ANALYSIS1(N = 277)

Risk factor

Number of children

Number (%) stunted

Crude OR (95% CI)

p-value


Low birth weight

No

245

136 (56%)

1

< 0.001

Yes

32

28 (88%)

5.61 (1.91-16.48)

Beedi work in household

No

150

75 (50%)

1

< 0.001

Yes

127

89 (70%)

2.34 (1.43-3.85)

Maternal height

>=150 cm

193

102 (53%)

1

< 0.001

< 150 cm

84

62 (74%)

2.51 (1.43-4.41)

Growth faltering at 6 months, child either stunted, wasted or underweight

No

153

77 (50%)

1

< 0.001

Yes

124

87 (70%)

2.32 (1.41-3.82)

First born

Yes

92

49 (53%)

1

0.157

No

185

115 (62%)

1.44 (0.87-2.39)

SES class

Class I (lower)

162

104 (64%)

1.64 (1.01-2.67)

Class II (lower middle)

115

60 (52%)

1

0.045

Gender

Male

138

86 (62%)

1

0.293

Female

139

78 (56%)

0.77 (0.48-1.25)

Age at introduction of complementary food

>= 4 months

177

111 (63%)

1

0.115

< 4 months

100

53 (53%)

0.67 (0.41-1.10)

Maternal education

None

78

53 (68%)

1

0.048

Primary and Middle

78

49 (63%)

0.80 (0.41-1.54)

Higher and College

121

62 (51%)

0.50 (0.27-0.90)

Maternal age

<=23

165

97 (59%)

1

0.864

> 23

112

67 (60%)

1.04 (0.64-1.70)

Days spent with major illness during first 3 years of life

<=20 days

109

63 (58%)

1

0.203

21-41 days

89

48 (54%)

0.85 (0.49-1.50)

> 41 days

79

53 (67%)

1.49 (0.81-2.72)


1 Only records which contained no missing values were included in the model; 42 missing values of the outcome stunting, 8 missing values of birth weight, 32 missing values of mother's height and 28 missing values of growth faltering at six months occurred in 96 children who were excluded from analysis.

Rehman et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:44   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-44

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