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Table 3 Logistic regression models to determine association of nutritional status with helminthic infections

From: A comparative cross-sectional study of prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminthic infection between healthy and severe acutely malnourished pre-school aged children in Kano, Northern Nigeria

Helminthic groups Univariate modelc Multivariate modeld Age and socioeconomic status adjusted modele
Odds ratio (95% CI) Odds ratio (95% CI) Odds ratio (95% CI)
All helminths Combinedf
 Malnourished 1.44 (0.54 3.84) 1.10bg (0.38 3.21) 1.33 (0.44 4.07)
 Well-nourished 1.00 1.00 1.00
Roundworm
 Malnourished 1.00g (0.32 3.14) 0.83b (0.24 2.91) 0.84 (0.23 3.06)
 Well-nourished 1.00 1.00 1.00
Hookworm
 Malnourished 3.02 (0.31 29.19) 3.53ag (0.32 38.83) 3.53a (0.32 38.83)
 Well-nourished 1.00 1.00 1.00
  1. CI Confidence interval
  2. a-Model adjusted for age and socioeconomic status
  3. b- Model adjusted for age alone
  4. c- Univariate models are crude logistic models with only study participants’ nutritional status as a single covariate
  5. d- Multivariate models are best fitting adjusted logistic regression models (Models were adjusted for age, socioeconomic status or both covariates and the model with the best fit statistic was reported)
  6. e- Age and socioeconomic status adjusted model are models adjusted for both age and socioeconomic status irrespective of fit statistics
  7. f- All helminth combined group consists of Roundworm, Hookworm and Whipworm
  8. g- Best fitting model