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Table 2 Associations of anemia with nutritional status and clinical 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 (%)
Stunting (Z score < −2SD*) Yes 55 (47.01) 62 (52.99) 6.39 (3.76, 10.88) < 0.0001
  No 29 (12.18) 209 (87.82) Ref (1)  
Underweight (Z score < −2SD) Yes 43 (41.35) 61 (58.65) 3.16 (2.16, 6.01) < 0.0001
  No 41 (16.33) 210 (83.67) Ref (1)  
Intestinal parasite infection Positive 34 (41.98) 47 (58.02) 2.49 (1.14, 5.45) 0.023
  Negative 60 (21.89) 214 (78.11) Ref (1)  
Malaria Positive 7 (53.85) 6 (46.15) 4.02 (1.31, 12.30) 0.015
  Negative 77 (22.51) 265 (77.49) Ref (1)  
  1. COR* = Crude odds ratio, SD* = standard deviation.