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Table 5 Determinants of LBW in multivariable logistic regression analysis for newborns delivered in public health facilities in Dessie Town, Ethiopia, 2017

From: A health facility based case-control study on determinants of low birth weight in Dassie town, Northeast Ethiopia: the role of nutritional factors

Variables Cases Controls COR (95%CI) AOR [95% CI]
N(%) N(%)
Iron and folate supplementation
 Yes 64 (68.8) 166 (89.2) 1 1
 No 29 (31.2) 20 (10.8) 3.76 (1.99,7.12) 2.84 (1.15,7.03)
Nutritional counseling
 Yes 40 (43.0) 153 (82.3) 1 1
 No 53 (57.0) 33 (17.7) 6.14 (3.52, 10.72) 4.05 (1.95, 8.38)
Additional meal
 Yes 34 (36.6) 134 (72) 1 1
 No 59 (63.4) 52 (28) 4.47 (2.63, 7.61) 3.25 (1.64, 6.44)
Nutritional status
 MUAC < 23 49 (52.7) 25 (13.4) 7.17 (3.99,12.88) 5.62 (2.64,11.97)
 MUAC ≥23 44 (47.3) 161 (86.6) 1 1
Anemia
 Yes 30 (32.3) 17 (9.1) 4.73 (2.44, 9.17) 3.54 (1.46,8.61)
 No 63 (67.7) 169 (90.9) 1 1
MDD-W
 Inadequate 87 (93.5) 117 (62.9) 8.55 (3.55, 20.61) 6.65 (2.31,19.16)
 Adequate 6 (6.5) 69 (37.1) 1 1
  1. *P-value< 0.0001 **p < 0.05