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Table 4 Socioeconomic factors associated with childhood diarrhea among under-five children in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, northeast Ethiopia, May, 2015

From: Socioeconomic factors associated with diarrheal diseases among under-five children of the nomadic population in northeast Ethiopia

Socioeconomic variables Under-five diarrhea COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Number of children
 One 58 367 1  
 Two 105 148 4.5 (3.1, 6.5) 4.3 (2.9, 6.3)**
 Three 21 5 26.6 (9.6, 73.3) 22.4 (7.8, 64.5)**
Age of children in months
 <6.0 12 101 1  
 6.0–11.0 28 44 5.4 (2.5, 11.5) 4.8 (2.1, 10.8)**
 12.0–23.0 69 83 6.0 (3.6, 13.8) 6.0 (2.9, 12.2)**
 24.0–35.0 31 107 2.4 (1.2, 5.0) 2.5 (1.2, 5.4)*
 >35.0 44 185 2.0 (1.0, 4.0) 1.8 (0.9, 3.7)
Sex of children
 Male 89 289 0.8 (0.5, 1.1) 0.8 (0.5, 1.1)
 Female 95 231 1  
Mothers’ education
 No formal education 174 450 2.7 (1.4, 5.4) 2.5 (1.2, 5.2)*
 Formal education 10 70 1  
Household wealth status
 Poor 128 328 1.3 (0.9, 1.9) 1.6 (1.0, 2.4)*
 Medium 56 192 1  
  1. The result of Hosmer–Lemeshow test was >0.261
  2. *Statistically significant variables at p < 0.05; **statistically significant variables at p < 0.001