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Table 5 Stunting, under-weight and wasting distributions and bivariate analysis stratified by sex, residence and age group

From: Malaria, anaemia and under-nutrition: three frequently co-existing conditions among preschool children in rural Rwanda

Variables Stunting Under weight Wasting
N (%) OR (95 % CI), P-value N (%) OR (95 % CI), P-value N (%) OR (95 % CI), P-value
Sex       
 Male 404 (42.93) 1.146 (0.953–1.377), 0.147 167 (17.75) 1.346 (1.049–1.727), 0.020 79 (8.41) 0.897 (0.652–1.235), 0.506
 Female 373 (39.64) 1 130 (13.82) 1 87 (9.28) 1
Age-group       
 6–11 84 (37.33) 1 25 (11.11) 1 22 (9.78) 1
 12–23 191 (43.91) 1.314 (0.945–1.827), 0.105 59 (13.56) 1.255 (0.763–2.066), 0.371 41 (9.45) 0.963 (0.558–1.660), 0.891
 24–35 193 (44.47) 1.344 (0.967–1.869), 0.079 78 (17.97) 1.753 (1.082–2.840), 0.023 38 (8.84) 0.894 (0.515–1.553), 0.692
 36–47 146 (39.25) 1.084 (0.771–1.525), 0.641 65 (17.47) 1.694 (1.033–2.777), 0.037 32 (8.63) 0.871 (0.493–1.540), 0.635
 48–59 163 (39.18) 1.081 (0.774–1.511), 0.646 70 (16.83) 1.618 (0.993–2.639), 0.053 33 (7.93) 0.795 (0.451–1.399), 0.427
Residence       
 Biharwe 114 (38.51) 1 52 (17.57) 1 27 (9.12) 1
 Gatanga 217 (45.78) 1.348 (1.003–1.812), 0.048 83 (17.51) 0.996 (0.680–1.459), 0.984 38 (8.03 0.870 (0.519–1.458), 0.598
 Gikundamvura 148 (39.78) 1.055 (0.771–1.442), 0.738 64 (17.20) 0.975 (0.652–1.458), 0.902 35 (9.46) 1.041 (0.614–1.763), 0.881
 Kindama 160 (37.83) 0.971 (0.715–1.318), 0.852 58 (13.71) 0.746 (0.496–1.121), 0.158 38 (9.0) 0.986 (0.588–1.654), 0.957
 Ruhuha 138 (43.53) 1.231 (0.891–1.699), 0.207 40 (12.62) 0.678 (0.433–1.059), 0.088 28 (8.89) 0.972 (0.558–1.692), 0.920
  1. P values for categorical variables were based on the χ2 test
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval