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Table 4 Factors associated with low birth weight among term newborns in health facilities at Wolaita Sodo town in South Ethiopia, March 2016

From: Low birth weight among term newborns in Wolaita Sodo town, South Ethiopia: a facility based cross-sectional study

Variables (n = 432) LBW COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes (%) No (%)
Age
 < 25 11 (11.2) 87 (88.8) 1.63 (0.77,3.46) 1.53 (0.31,7.49)
 25+ 24 (7.2) 310 (92.8) 1 1
Marital status
 Married 30 (7.4) 378 (92.6) 0.30 (0.10,0.86) 0.08 (0.006,1.18)
 Other 5 (20.8) 19 (79.2) 1 1
Educational status
 Primary and below 23 (11.4) 178 (88.6) 2.36 (1.14,4.87) 5.86(1.64,20.9)*
 Secondary and above 12 (5.2) 219 (94.8) 1 1
Occupation
 Housewife 20 (10.8) 166 (89.2) 2.08 (1.03,4.22) 5.41(1.37,21.3)*
 Others 15 (6.1) 231 (93.9) 1 1
Residence
 Rural 16 (11.3) 125 (88.7) 1.85 (0.92,3.73) 0.06 (0.006,0.6)*
 Urban 19 (6.5) 272 (93.5) 1 1
Average monthly income
 ≤ 810 6 (18.2) 27 (81.8) 3.88 (1.28,11.8) 2.55(0.19,34.09)
 810–1296 12 (10.7) 100 (89.3) 2.09 (0.85–5.15) 0.88(0.09,8.02)
 1297–2591 8 (6.6) 113 (93.4) 1.23 (0.46–3.30) 2.44(0.61,9.69)
 ≥ 2592 9 (5.4) 157 (94.6) 1 1
Parity
 1 22 (12.2) 158 (87.8) 2.56 (1.25,5.23) 1.95 (0.47,7.99)
 2+ 13 (5.2) 239 (94.8) 1 1
Medical conditions
 Yes 6 (4.8) 119 (95.2) 1 1
 No 29 (9.4) 278 (90.6) 2.07 (0.84,5.11) 0.67 (0.18,2.52)
Dietary counselling
 Yes 17 (5.9) 273 (94.1) 1 1
 No 12 (11.3) 94 (88.7) 2.05 (0.94,4.45) 3.08 (0.64,14.77)
Number of additional meals
 1 2 (2.8) 70 (97.2) 1 1
 2+ 21 (9.5) 200 (90.5) 3.67 (0.84,16.07) 3.5 (0.55,22.59)
Iron tablets consumed
 < 90 26 (9.8) 238 (90.2) 3.2 (0.94,10.85) 0.56 (0.13,2.46)
 ≥ 90 3 (3.3) 88 (96.7) 1 1
MUAC
 < 23 cm 15 (9) 151 (91) 1.22 (0.61,2.46) 3.15 (0.95,10.44)
 ≥ 23 cm 20 (7.5) 246 (92.5) 1 1
Cereals
 Daily 27 (10.5) 231(89.5) 1 1
 < Daily 8 (4.6) 166 (95.4) 2.42 (1.07,5.47) 2.89 (0.66,12.74)
Fruits
 Daily 9 (20.9) 34 (79.1) 1 1
 < Daily 26 (6.7) 363 (93.3) 3.69 (1.60,8.52) 13.9(2.29,84.6)*
  1. *statistically significant at p < 0.05