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Table 3 Regression analysis of factors associated with safe child feces disposal in Ethiopia, DHS 2011

From: Factors associated with safe child feces disposal practices in Ethiopia: evidence from demographic and health survey

Variables aCOR (95 % CI) aAOR (95 % CI)
Place of residence   
  Rural 1.00 1.00
  Urban 3.68 (3.28-4.13) 1.25 (1.01-1.55)
Household wealth index   
  Poorest 1.00 1.00
  Poorer 1.50 (1.31-1.71) 2.22 (1.70- 2.89)
  Middle 2.23 (1.96-2.55) 2.94 (2.27-3.81)
  Richer 3.75 (3.29-4.28) 4.20 (3.42- 5.72)
  Richest 7.35 (6.39-8.46) 8.06 (5.91-10.99)
Child age   
  <12 months 1.00 1.00
  12-23 months 1.65 (1.44-1.88) 1.66 (1.37-2.04)
  24-35 months 1.66 (1.46-1.89) 1.64 (1.35-2.00)
  36-47 months 1.54 (1.35-1.74) 1.60 (1.32-1.94)
  48-59 months 2.04 (1.80-2.31) 2.21 (1.82-2.68)
Mother’s age   
  15-24 1.00 1.00
  25-34 1.20 (1.09-1.32) 1.10 (0.94-1.29)
  > = 35 1.17 (1.05-1.31) 1.18 (0.99- 1.42)
Number of under five old children   
  One 3.55 (2.39-5.26) 3.11 (1.87-5.19)
  Two 2.46 (1.67-3.64) 2.55 (1.53-4.24)
  Three 1.64 (1.09-2.46) 1.92 (1.13- 3.24)
  Fourth and above 1.00 1.00
Religion   
  Orthodox 1.00 1.00
  Catholic 3.15 (2.11- 4.70) 1.53 (0.83, 2.81)
  Protestant 1.64 (1.49- 1.82) 1.18 (0.93 - 1.50)
  Muslim 1.02 (0.93-1.11) 1.15 (0.96- 1.38)
  Traditional 0.74 (0.49- 1.13) 0.98 (0.39 - 2.45)
Mother’s education   
  No education 1.00 1.00
  Primary 1.89 (1.74-2.07) 1.29 (1.10-1.50)
  Secondary 4.68 (3.57- 6.12) 1.64 (1.12-2.41)
  Higher 9.04 (6.15-13.29) 2.16 (1.25-3.72)
Partner’s education   
  None 1.00 1.00
  Primary 1.45 (1.33- 1.58) 1.75 (0.65-1.86)
  Secondary 3.19 (2.67- 3.81) 1.12 (0.85-1.48)
  Higher 4.66 (3.73- 5.83) 1.97 (0.67-2.41)
Current marital status   
  Single 1.00 1.00
  Married 1.11 (0.96-1.29) 1.23 (0.97-1.56)
  Widowed 0.70 (0.55-0.87) 1.00 (0.71-1.42)
  Divorced 1.57 (1.12-2.20) 1.15 (0.67-2.00)
Source of water supply   
  Piped water 2.22 (1.82- 2.70) 0.99 (0.78-1.26)
  Other improved water 1.67 (1.34- 2.09) 1.11 (0.86-1.45)
  Unimproved 1.00 1.00
Latrine   
  Improved 2.18 (1.89-2.51) 1.92 (1.56-2.36)
  Unimproved 1.00 1.00
Listening radio   
  Yes 1.45 (1.34-1.57)  
  No 1.00  
Watching Television   
  Yes 1.81 (1.67-1.96)
  No 1.00
Reading news letter   
  Yes 2.72 (2.36- 3.13)
  No 1.00
Visited by Health extension worker in the past one year   
  Yes 1.53 (1.39- 1.69)
  No 1.00
Visit health institutions in the past one year   
  Yes 1.51 (1.39- 1.63)
  No 1.00
Children with diarrhea in the past two weeks   
  Yes 1.00
  No 1.09 (0.97- 1.21)
  1. aCOR = crude odds ratio, AOR = Adjusted odds ratio