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Table 1 Associations of anemia with Socio-demographic characteristics among school-age children in Filtu Town, Somali region, South-East Ethiopia, 2013 (n = 355)

From: Anemia and associated factors among school-age children in Filtu Town, Somali region, Southeast Ethiopia

Variables Categories Anemia   COR*(95% CI) P-value
Yes (%) No (%)
Sex Male 52 (27.81) 135 (72.19) Ref (1)  
  Female 32 (19.05) 136 (81.95) 0.61 (0.30, 1.01) 0.054
Age 5-11 75 (25.95) 214 (74.05) 2.20 (1.05, 4.70) 0.037
  12-15 9 (13.64) 57 (86.36) Ref (1)  
Mother’s occupations House wife 59 (27.19) 158 (72.81) Ref (1)  
  Merchant 10 (14.49) 59 (85.51) 0.7 (0.28, 1.77) 0.461
  Governmental employee 3 (10.34) 26 (89.66) 0.5 (0.10, 2.61) 0.413
  Private employee 3 (25.00) 9 (75.00) 0.9 (0.13, 5.22) 0.849
  Daily laborer 6 (31.58) 13 (68.42) 1.5 (0.44, 5.15) 0.508
  No job 3 (33.33) 6 (66.67) 0.9 (0.13, 6.87) 0.941
Father’s occupation Farmer /pastoralist 28 (36.36) 49 (63.64) Ref (1)  
  Merchant 11 (17.74) 51 (82.26) 0.38 (0.17, 0.84) 0.017
  Governmental employee 9 (13.64) 57 (86.36) 0.28 (0.12, 0.64) 0.003
  Private employee 7 (17.50) 33 (82.50) 0.37 (0.15, 0.95) 0.038
  Daily laborer 20 (24.10) 63 (75.90) 0.56 (0.28, 1.10) 0.092
  No job 9 (33.33) 18 (66.67) 0.88 (0.35, 2.21) 0.777
Mother’s education Illiterate 76 (27.05) 205 (72.95) 7.4 (0.98, 56.20) 0.053
  Primary school 5 (13.89) 31 (86.11) 3.2 (0.35, 29.68) 0.301
  High school 2 (11.76) 15 (88.24) 2.7 (0.22, 32.23) 0.440
  Collage or above 1 (4.76) 20 (95.24) Ref (1)  
Father’s education Illiterate 64 (26.78) 175 (73.22) 1.9 (0.86, 4.31) 0.114
  Primary school 10 (24.39) 31 (75.61) 1.7 (0.56, 4.79) 0.320
  High school 2 (8.00) 23 (92.00) 0.5 (0.09, 2.33) 0.346
  Collage or above 8 (16.00) 42 (84.00) Ref (1)  
Monthly household income <500 ETB* 11 (50.00) 11 (50.00) 8.90 (3.43, 23.13) <0.001
  500-1999 ETB 53 (39.26) 82 (60.74) 5.75 (3.23, 10.30) <0.001
  ≥2000 ETB 20 (10.10) 178 (89.90) Ref (1)  
Family size <5 8 (9.20) 79 (90.80) 0.26 (0.12, 0.56) 0.001
  ≥5 76 (28.36) 192 (71.64) Ref (1)  
  1. NB: ETB* = Ethiopian Birr.