Table 5

Multivariate odds of stunting at 36 months of age and (95% Confidence Intervals, CI) for the complete case analysis and the analysis with missing values imputed

COMPLETE CASE ANALYSIS1(N = 277)

IMPUTED ANALYSIS2(N = 373)


Risk factor

Adjusted OR (95% CI)

p-value

Adjusted OR (95% CI)

p-value


Low birth weight

No

1

0.012

1

0.010

Yes

3.81 (1.20-12.1)

3.63 (1.36-9.70)

Beedi work in household

No

1

0.011

1

0.031

Yes

2.09 (1.18-3.70)

1.74 (1.05-2.86)

Maternal height

>=150 cm

1

0.042

1

0.019

< 150 cm

1.88 (1.01-3.47)

2.02 (1.12-3.62)

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

No

1

0.029

1

0.032

Yes

1.85 (1.06-3.22)

1.75 (1.05-2.93)

First born

Yes

1

0.069

1

0.016

No

1.77 (0.95-3.28)

2.00 (1.14-3.51)

SES class

Class I (lower)

1.60 (0.93-2.76)

1.36 (0.82-2.26)

Class II (lower middle)

1

0.091

1

0.237

Gender

Male

1

0.451

1

0.244

Female

0.81 (0.48-1.39)

0.75 (0.46-1.22)

Age at introduction of complementary food

>= 4 months

1

0.449

1

0.353

< 4 months

0.81 (0.46-1.40)

0.79 (0.48-1.30)

Maternal education

None

1

0.824

1

0.596

Primary and Middle

0.94 (0.45-1.97)

0.77 (0.40-1.47)

Higher and College

0.81 (0.40-1.64)

0.73 (0.39-1.36)

Maternal age

<=23

1

0.640

1

0.097

> 23

0.87 (0.49-1.55)

0.64 (0.38-1.08)

Days spent with major illness during first 3 years of life

<=20 days

1

0.311

1

0.103

21-41 days

0.68 (0.36-1.29)

0.62 (0.34-1.11)

> 41 days

1.14 (0.59-2.2)

1.20 (0.66-2.20)


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.

2 Missing values imputed and adjusted analysis conducted with a random effects logistic regression, [see additional file 1].

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

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