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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis of pregnant mothers’ selected households and individual nutrition characteristics and anemia risk rural Ethiopia

From: Dietary diversity cutoff values predicting anemia varied between mid and term of pregnancy: a prospective cohort study

Maternal characteristicsNumber (%)Maternal anemia at term
COR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
1. Land size (hectare)
No land133 (35.6)11
< 1136 (36.4)0.57 (0.34, 0.96)*0.60 (0.33, 1.09)
1–270 (18.7)0.66 (0.35, 1.23)0.77 (0.38, 1.54)
2+35 (9.4)0.66 (0.29, 1.46)1.02 (0.42, 2.47)
2. Presence of radio in the HH
Yes270 (72.6)11
No102 (27.4)1.48 (0.89, 2.46)1.93 (1.12, 3.39)*
3. Have mobile/cell phone in the HH
Yes286 (76.5)11
No88 (23.5)2.55 (1.56, 4.17)*3.14 (1.75, 5.62)*
4. Have audiovisuals (e.g., TV) in the HH
Yes119 (31.8)11
No255 (68.2)1.37 (0.85, 2.21)1.01 (0.57, 1.80)
5. Maternal educational status
No formal education120 (32.1)11
Primary95 (25.4)0.75 (0.43 , 1.31)0.47 (0.25, 0.88)*
Primary+159 (42.5)1.35 (0.80, 2.26)0.85 (0.46, 1.57)
6. MUAC (cm)
< 21 (SAM)90 (24.1)11
21–23 (MAM)171 (45.7)1.86 (1.10, 3.15)*1.52 (0.75 , 3.11)
23+ (normal)113 (30.2)2.66 (1.46, 4.85)*1.03 (0.43, 2.34)
7. Hemoglobin (g/dl) at enrollment
< 11 (anemic)107 (28.6)11
11+ (non-anemic)267 (71.4)17.68 (10.14, 30.80)28.56 (14.33, 56.79)*
  1. COR, crude odds ratio; AOR, adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; HH, household; MUAC, mid-upper arm circumference; SAM, sever acute malnutrition; MAM, moderate acute malnutrition
  2. Italics the significance level or P <0.05