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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