Table 7

Factors associated with a low height-for-age in children under 5 years obtained by hierarchical multiple analysis, 2010
Variables Crude OR p value** Adjusted OR* (CI 95%) p value**
Wealth index
 Richer half 1 1
 Poorer half 7.2 < 0.001 5.87 (2.33 – 14.76) < 0.001
Open sewage
 Lacking 1 1
 Present 2.82 0.001 2.27 (1.08 – 4.72) 0.029
Living with biological parents
 Living with biological father and mother 1 1
 Living with one biological parent or neither one 2.56 0.004 2.27 (1.08 – 4.76) 0.031
Maternal height (cm)
 Taller half (156.5 to 178.5) 1 1
 Shorter half (138.8 to 156.5) 3.72 < 0.001 3.53 (1.58 – 7.86) 0.002
Anaemia diagnosis
 No 1 0.003 - - -
 Yes 2.74
Parasitosis diagnosis
 No 1 0.54 - - -
 Yes 1.25

Assis Brasil, AC, 2010.

*Odds Ratio (OR) adjusted by all variables in the table, gender and age.

**Wald test.

Ramalho et al.

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

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