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Table 4 Generalized linear model identifying factors influencing child nutrition status 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

Explanatory variables Child malnutrition
WHZ, β (95% CI) HAZ, β (95% CI) WAZ, β (95% CI) BAZ, β (95% CI)
City (0 = Combolcha, 1 = Dessie) − 1.33 (− 1.78, − 0.89)*** 0.21 (− 0.19, 0.61) − 1.03 (− 1.33, − 0.73)*** − 1.23 (− 1.7, − 0.78)***
Sex of household head (0 = female, 1 = male) − 0.97 (− 1.56, − 0.35)** 0.30 (− 0.25, 0.87) 0.18 (− 0.50, 0.14) − 0.07 (− 1.36, − 0.08)*
Family size − 0.004 (− 0.17, 0.16) 0.02 (− 0.06, 0.12) 0.04 (− 0.03, 0.11) − 0.02 (− 0.19, 0.15)
Age of mother − 0.01 (− 0.04, 0.02) 0.03 (0.009, 0.05)** 0.01 (0.001, 0.03)* − 0.01 (− 0.05, 0.01)
Education of mother (1 = formal, otherwise = 0) − 0.19 (− 0.89, 0.51) 0.66 (0.03, 1.29)* 0.18 (− 0.24, 0.60) − 0.54 (− 1.25, 0.17)
Marital status (1 = married, otherwise = 0) 0.23 (− 0.5, 1.03) 0.08 (− 0.65, 0.82) 0.21 (− 0.29, 0.70) 0.33 (− 0.49, 1.14)
Wealth index 0.02 (− 0.04, 0.07) − 0.02 (− 0.07, 0.03) − 0.004 (− 0.03,0.03) 0.02 (− 0.03, 0.08)
Food insecurity (0 = secure, 1 = insecure) 0.08 (− 0.43, 0.61) − 0.09 (− 0.56,0.37) 0.02 (− 0.31, 0.35) 0.21 (− 0.32, 0.75)
Child age 0.31 (0.13, 0.50)** − 0.36 (− 0.53, − 0.20)*** − 0.24 (− 0.34, − 0.13)*** 0.23 (0.04, 0.42)*
Sex of child (1 = male, 0 = female) − 0.13 (− 0.55, 0.28) 0.50 (0.13, 0.87)** 0.15 (− 0.11, 0.41) − 0.25 (− 0.68,0.17)
Child dietary diversity score 0.48 (0.28, 0.69)*** − 0.25 (− 0.45, − 0.06)** 0.26 (0.12, 0.39)*** 0.48 (0.26, 0.69)***
Animal source food − 0.21 (− 0.52, 0.09) 0.30 (0.01, 0.58)* 0.04 (− 0.15, 0.24) − 0.22 (− 0.54, 0.09)
  1. Significance at p value of *< 0.05, **0.01, and ****0.001