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Table 1 Determinants of wasting

From: Malnutrition, morbidity and infection in the informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya: an epidemiological study

Variables Adjusted Odds Ratio 95% CI p-value
Lower limit Upper limit
Child’s age in months 0,61 0,27 1,37 0,23
Gender (Ref: Female)
 Male 4,02 0,12 137,18 0,44
Occurrence of illness in last 2 weeks (Ref:No)
 Yes 0,23 0,00 81,94 0,67
Child had Diarrhoea in the last two weeks (Ref:No)
 Yes 14,94 0,02 11,770,03 0,42
Utensils for feeding the baby washed separately (Ref: Yes)
 No 0,23 0,00 47,35 0,59
Birth weight (Ref: Birth weight > = 2500 g
 Birth weight < 2500 g 6,17 0,15 259,51 0,34
Exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months (Ref: No)
 Yes 1,13 0,09 15,38 0,93
Children who consumed at least 4 food groups (Ref: No)
 Yes 0,26 0,01 6,09 0,41
Study group (Ref: Control)
 Intervention 0,82 0,06 12,09 0,88
 Constant 28,37 8,08E-06 9,96E+ 07 0,66