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Table 3 Correlation of child anthropometric indices with selected socio-economic and demographic variables and child feeding practices in north-central Ethiopia May 2018

From: Child dietary diversity and food (in)security as a potential correlate of child anthropometric indices in the context of urban food system in the cases of north-central Ethiopia

Variables WHZ HAZ BAZ WAZ MUACZ
Age of HHH (years) Correlation coefficient − 0.06 0.17 − 0.065 0.144 0.095
p value 0.29 0.001 0.25 0.002 0.04
Family size Correlation coefficient 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.10 0.06
p value 0.59 0.60 0.73 0.02 0.20
Age of child (in months) Correlation coefficient 0.18 − 0.20 0.14 − 0.19 0.10
p value 0.002 0.0001 0.011 0.0001 0.025
Wealth index score Correlation coefficient − 0.07 0.03 − 0.07 − 0.09 − 0.08
p value 0.19 0.53 0.20 0.04 0.09
Food insecurity score Correlation coefficient − 0.11 0.11 − 0.13 − 0.10 − 0.05
p value 0.04 0.050 0.025 0.03 0.25
Child dietary diversity score Correlation coefficient 0.30 − 0.18 0.31 0.20 0.11
p value 0.0001 0.001 0.0001 0.0001 0.014
Animal source food score Correlation coefficient 0.23 − 0.15 0.24 0.16 0.17
p value 0.0001 0.006 0.0001 0.0001 0.0001
N 317 340 315 474 480
  1. HHH household head
  2. Source: own survey, 2018