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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regressions of selected variables associated with anemia among school-age children in Filtu Town, Somali region, South- East Ethiopia, 2013

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

Variables Categories COR* (95%CI*) P-value AOR* (95%CI) P-value
Family income <500 8.90 (3.43, 23.13) < 0.0001 9.44 (2.88, 30.99) < 0.0001
  500 – 1999 5.75 (3.23, 10.88) < 0.0001 4.73 (2.31, 2.31) < 0.0001
  >2000 Ref (1)   Ref (1)  
Stunting (Z score < −2SD) Yes 6.39 (3.76, 10.88) < 0.0001 5.50 (2.83, 10.72) < 0.0001
  No Ref (1)   Ref (1)  
Underweight (Z score < −2SD) Yes 3.16 (2.16, 6.01) < 0.0001 2.07 (1.06, 4.05) 0.034
  No Ref (1)   Ref (1)  
Intestinal parasitic infection Positive 2.49 (1.14, 5.45) 0.023 2.99 (1.05, 8.49) 0.040
  Negative Ref (1)   Ref (1)  
  1. AOR* = Adjusted Odd Ratio, CI = Confidence Interval.