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Table 4 Factors associated with underweight among children aged 6–59 months in Takusa district, North West Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence and associated factors of underweight among children 6–59 months of age in Takusa district, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Underweight COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No   
Place of residence
 Rural 356(78.6%) 97(21.4%) 1 1
 Urban 163(84.9%) 29(15.1%) 0.65(0.42–1.03) 0.60(0.38–0.95)a
Mother’s age
 15–34 years 366(79%) 97(21%) 1 1
 > 35 years 153(84.1%) 29(15.9%) 0.78(0.48–1.28) 0.62(0.38–0.99)a
Mother’s occupation
 House wife 380(79.3%) 99(20.7%) 1 1
 Others 139(83.7%) 27(16.3%) 0.89(0.52–1.52) 0.63(0.18–2.17)
Distance to fetch water
 < 1 h 372(78.8%) 100(21.2%)   1
 1 h or more 51(83.6%) 10(16.4%) 0.73(0.36–1.48) 0.88(0.52–1.51)
Child Complement feeding
 < 6 month 205(77.1%) 61(22.9%) 1.43(0.97–2.13) 0.81(0.53–1.24)
 > 6 month 314(82.8) 65(17.2%) 1 1
Comprehensive Knowledge on IYCF
 Yes 391(81.8%) 87(18.2%) 1 1
 No 128(76.6%) 39(24.4%) 1.36(0.89–2.09) 1.44(0.92–2.27)
ANC follow up
 Yes 402(81.7%) 90(18.3%) 1 1
 No 117(76.5%) 36(23.5%) 1.37(0.88–2.10) 1.59(1.01–2.52)a
Given breast milk during cry
 Yes 213(77.7%) 61(22.3%) 1.35(0.91–1.99) 1.92(0.83–1.92)
 No 316(82.5%) 65(17.5%) 1 1
  1. aVariable significant at p-value less than 0.05