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Table 3 Independent predictors of wasting and stunting in children with sickle cell anaemia

From: Wasting and stunting are still prevalent in children with sickle cell anaemia in Lagos, Nigeria

Predictors Wasting (BMI z score < -2) Stunting (HAZ score < -2)
Adjusted odds ratio (95 % CI) P value Adjusted odds (95 % CI) P value
Age 1.33 (1.18–1.51) <0.001 1.15 (1.01–1.32) 0.036
Male (versus female) 3.25 (1.45–7.29) 0.004 0.80 (0.33–1.97) 0.629
Low SESa (versus middle & high) 2.42 (1.14–5.18) 0.022 1.23 (0.50–3.03) 0.653
Age at diagnosis of SCA 1.00 (0.87–1.15) 0.990 1.12 (0.954–1.31) 0.167
Presence of ≥1 SCA–related complication 0.81 (0.33–1.96) 0.638 0.70 (0.24–2.08) 0.525
Previous year hospitalisation 0.76 (0.33–1.74) 0.514 0.70 (0.26–1.89) 0.586
Haemoglobin level 1.01 (0.75–1.35) 0.968 1.21 (0.87–1.67) 0.258
Foetal haemoglobin 0.99 (0.90–1.08) 0.767 0.91 (0.80–1.03) 0.116
Peripheral white cell count 0.98 (0.90–1.08) 0.680 1.16 (1.04–1.28) 0.007
Daily oral penicillin use 0.61 (0.18–2.07) 0.423 0.78 (0.19–3.16) 0.723
Hydroxyurea or chronic transfusion 0.54 (0.21–1.37) 0.197 0.50 (0.13–1.86) 0.300
  1. a SES socioeconomic status