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Table 2 Parameter estimates from univariate Logistic regression model predicting the likelihood that a pregnant woman is anaemic, Gilgel Gibe Dam area, southwest Ethiopia, August to September 2011

From: Anaemia and associated risk factors among pregnant women in Gilgel Gibe dam area, Southwest Ethiopia

Variable n Anaemic OR 95%CI P-value
Place of residence      
Rural 196 87(45.3) 1.99 1.33 - 2.98 0.001*
Urban 192 122(62.2) 1   
Family income      
<500 birr 108 55(50.9) 0.98 0.45 - 2.13 0.704
500-1000 247 137(55.5) 1.17 0.56 - 2.43  
>1000 33 17(51.50 1   
Number of children      
More than one child 210 113(53.9) 1.04 0.61-2.22 0.897
One child 63 30(56.6) 1.16 0.67-1.62  
No children 125 66(52.8) 1   
Parity      
multigravida 125 66(52.8) 1.06 0.69-1.63 0.772
primegravida 263 143(54.4) 1   
Trimester      
3rd 143 90(62.9) 1.17 0.68-2.02 0.560
2nd 157 67(42.7) 0.52 0.30-0.87  
1st 88 52(59.1) 1   
Use of human faeces as fertilizer      
Yes 32 25(78.1) 3.34 1.41-7.92 0.006*
No 356 184(51.7) 1   
Use of ITN to prevent mosquito bites      
No 40 28(70.0) 2.15 1.06-4.37 0.034*
Yes 348 181(52.0) 1   
Habit of working bare foot      
Always 26 19(73.10) 3.41 1.33-8.73 0.015*
Some times 247 139(56.3) 1.61 1.03-2.52  
Not at all 115 51(44.3) 1   
Malaria      
Positive 45 42(93.3) 14.75 4.48-48.51 0.001*
Negative 343 167(48.7) 1   
STH infection      
Positive 159 105(66.0) 2.34 1.54-3.55 0.001*
No parasite 229 104(45.5) 1   
  1. *significant at p < 0.05, OR- odds ratio, C.I- confidence interval.
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