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Table 3 Factors associated with wasting among children aged 06–59 months in selected Woredas of South Gondar Zone Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 769)

From: The effect of productive SafetyNet program on wasting among under-five children in the rural community of South Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Wasting COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Marital status
 Married 186 444 1 1
 Single 7 52 0.32(0.14, 0.72) 0.63(0.25, 1.56)
 Divorced and separated 37 43 2.05(1.28, 3.29) 3.33(1.71, 6.45) a
Age of the child
 6–11 months 44 982 0.72(0.47, 1.09) 0.80(0.49, 1.30)
 12–23 months 60 40 0.39(0.28, 0.57) 0.51(0.33, 0.77) a
 24–59 months 126 201 1 1
Sex of the child
 Female 127 247 1.46(1.07, 1.99) 1.18(0.82, 1.70)
 Male 103 292 1 1
Family size (mean)
  ≤ 4 182 205 1 1
  > 4 48 334 0.16(0.11, 0.23) 0.13(0.09, 0.21) a
enrolled in the PSNP
 Yes 41 154 0.54(0.37, 0.79) 0.63(0.40, 0.99) a
 No 189 385 1 1
Father educational status
 Unable to read & write 140 287 0.56(0.26, 1.21) 0.25(0.09, 0.66)
 Able to read and write 77 237 0.38(0.17, 0.82) 0.14(0.05, 0.37)
 Above primary education 13 15 1 1
Husband occupation
 Farmer 7 29 1 1
 Daily labourer 233 510 1.81(0.78, 4.20) 1.39(0.45, 4.26)
Maternal occupation
 Housewife 129 256 1.49(1.08, 2.06) 1.43(0.97, 2.10)
 Daily labourer 13 22 1.75(0.85, 3.63) 2.33(0.90, 6.02)
 Farmer 88 261 1 1
CDDS
 Poor (> 4 food groups) 39 52 1.91(1.22, 2.99) 2.99 (1.67, 5.35) a
 Good (≥4 food groups) 191 487 1 1
History of ANC follow-up
 Yes 201 496 1 1
 No 29 43 1.66(1.01, 2.74) 1.29 (0.68, 2.48)
Birth interval
  < 2 years 62 221 0.53(.38, 0.75) 0.79(0.53, 1.19)
  ≥ 2 years 168 318 1 1
Vaccinated
 Yes 224 496 1 1
 No 6 43 0.31(0.13, 0.74) 0.43(0.16, 1.18)
  1. aSignificant during multivariable analysis (p < 0.05), 1 = Reference, AOR adjusted odd ratio, COR crude odd ratio, CDDS child dietary diversity score