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Table 3 Univariate association of socio-economic factors with the malnutrition status of school-age children in urban slums of bareilly (UP), India, 2010-2011

From: Nutritional status of school-age children - A scenario of urban slums in India

Variable Total Malnourished OR(95% CI)
Sex of child    
Male 304 147 1
Female 219 131 1.59(1.12-2.26)
Type of family    
Nuclear 143 39 1
Joint 380 239 4.52(2.96-6.90)
Birth order    
≤2 198 69 1
> 2 325 209 3.37(2.33-4.88)
Ever breastfed    
Yes 407 200 1
No 116 78 2.12(1.38-3.28)
Mother's education    
> 6th standard 324 125 1
≤ 6th standard 199 152 5.15(3.46-7.65)
Father's education    
> 6th standard 412 207 1
≤ 6th standard 111 71 1.76(1.14-2.71)
Mother's occupation    
Nonworking 278 94 1
Working 245 184 6.10(4.16-8.97)
Father's occupation    
Service/business 338 153 1
Laborers 185 125 2.52(1.73-3.67)