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Table 2 Independent predictors of anemia among children 6–23 months aged in Damot Sore District, Wolaita Zone, South Ethiopia, from March to April 2017

From: Anemia and associated factors among children aged 6–23 months in Damot Sore District, Wolaita Zone, South Ethiopia

Predictors Anemia status COR (95% C.I.) AOR (95% C.I.) p
Anemic Not anemic
DDS    2.89(1.96–4.28)   0.01
 Poor 196(40.4%) 123(25.4%)   2.86(1.73–4.70)  
 Good 166(34.2%) 107(22.1%)   1.00
Introduction time of complementary feeding 142(29.4%) 82(17%) 2.3(1.60–3.33) 2.0(1.23–3.60) 0.01a
 Before or after 6 months of age
 At 6 months of age
111(23%) 148(30.6%) 1.00 1.00  
IFA utilization history 177(45%) 154(39.2%) 2.2(1.27–3.96) 2.75(1.42–5.36) 0.03
  ≤ 3 months 21(5.3%) 41(10.4%) 1.00 1.00  
  > 3 months
Breast feeding practice 82(18.2%) 33(7.3%) 2.97(1.90–4.70) 2.6(1.41–4.62) 0.02
 Poor 153(33.9%) 183(40.6%) 1.00 1.00  
 Good
Household food insecurity 212(43.7%) 119(24.5%) 4.6(3.0–6.90) 2.74(1.62–4.65) 0.04
 Food insecure 43(8.9%) 111(22.9%) 1.00 1.00  
 Food secure
  1. aVariable with p-value< 0.001