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Table 4 Generalized estimating equations model for among preschool aged children in south west Ethiopia, 2019–2020

From: Effect of nutritional education on anthropometric deficits among pre-school aged children in south West Ethiopia: quasi-experimental study

Predictors Composite index of anthropometric failure
B SE P AOR 95% Confidence interval
Lower Upper
Nutritional Education
Time 0.478 0.1771 0.007 1.613 1.14 2.283
Group 0.166 0.1767 0.346 1.181 0.835 1.67
Time *Group −0.569 0.2494 0.023 0.566 0.347 0.923
Family size (Ref = < 5)
  > =5 0.008 0.1341 0.952 1.008 0.775 1.311
Wealth index (Ref = lowest)
Second −0.444 0.2663 0.096 0.642 0.381 1.081
Meddle 0.227 0.1697 0.180 1.255 0.900 1.751
Fourth 0.105 0.1724 0.544 1.11 0.792 1.557
highest 0.301 0.1972 0.127 1.351 0.918 1.988
Occupational status (Ref = Housewife)
Merchant 0.050 0.1795 0.781 1.051 0.739 1.494
Government employee 0.259 0.3044 0.395 1.295 0.713 2.353
Others −0.525 0.3578 0.143 0.592 0.918 1.988
Place of deliver (Ref = At health facility)
At home −0.323 0.1392 0.023 0.724 0.551 0.951
Fever (Ref = Yes)
No −0.127 0.1796 0.480 0.881 0.619 1.253
ARI in the last 2 weeks (Ref = Yes)
No −0.600 0.2024 0.003 1.823 1.226 2.710
Source of drinking water (Ref = Improved)
Non improved −0.472 0.1299 0.001 0.624 0.484 0.805
Food security Ref = Secured)
In secured 0.271 0.1232 0.028 1.311 1.030 1.669
  1. B=Beta, SE = Standard Error, P = P-value, AOR = Adjusted Odd Ratio, Ref = Reference category