Table 6

Prevalence (%) and Odds Ratio (OR) of low height-for-age in children under 5 years according to socio-demographic and economic characteristics, 2003
Categorical variables N* (n = 199) % Crude p value**
Continuous variables# Mean(SD) OR
Home ownership
 Own home (fully owned or mortgaged) 162 4.9% 1 0.027
 Rented, gifted or invaded 37 16.2% 3.726
Electric power supply
 Lacking 22 22.7% 1 0.011 '
 Present 177 5.1% 0.182
Wealth index
 Richer half 104 1.9% 1 0.004 '
 Poorer half 95 12.6% 7.373
Mother schooling (years)
 Did not go to school 8 37.5% 1 < 0.001
 1 to 4 years 27 7.4% 0.013
 Above 4 years 81 1.2% 0.002
p linear tendency 0.003
Maternal height (cm)# 186 158.5 (5.29) 0.855 0.01
Number of pregnancies# 113 2.63 (2.21) 1.35 0.018
Anaemia diagnosis
 No 69 49.64% 1 0.176
 Yes 70 50.36% 3.09

Assis Brasil, AC, 2003.

*Missing in some variables.

**p-values without a mark ( ): Pearson’s chi-square test; with a mark ( ' ): Fisher's exact test.

Ramalho et al.

Ramalho et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1098   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1098

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