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Table 4 Risk factors for anaemia among 610 pre-school children in the Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Intestinal parasitosis, anaemia and risk factors among pre-school children in Tigray region, northern Ethiopia

Risk factors Prevalence ratio 95% CI P- value
Habit of raw meat eating of the child 0.49 0.45–0.54 0.000**
4 or more children 0.64 0.39–1.00 0.075
Any maternal education 0.64 0.52–0.79 0.000**
House hold water treatment 0.75 0.56–1.00 0.044**
Soap used in handwashing 0.85 0.641.10 0.279
Child in contact with animals 0.87 0.61.20 0.399
Any skin disease 0.95 0.561.60 0.839
Diarrhea in the last 14 days 1.0 0.661.40 0.832
Current GI symptoms 1.0 0.591.60 0.898
Did the child get dewormed (N = 427) 1.0 0.861.20 0.891
Water from improved source 1.0 0.821.30 0.752
Child’s fingernails trimmed 1.1 1.01.20 0.077
Male sex 1.1 1.01.30 0.134
Child’s hands clean 1.2 0.871.60 0.280
Latrine availability in the house 1.2 0.841.70 0.308
Number of under-five children in the house 1.3 0.921.90 0.129
Eats fruit or veg raw 1.4 0.912.00 0.133
Presence of domestic animals in house 1.5 1.1–2.00 0.006**
Solid waste disposed of properly 1.5 1.1–2.10 0.009**
  1. ** Statistically significant. All prevalence ratios are adjusted for age using negative binomial regression