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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression analyses of the risk factors associated with diarrhoea among children under five years in Pajule Subcounty, Pader District

From: Prevalence of diarrhoea and associated risk factors among children under five years old in Pader District, northern Uganda

Variables CrudeAdjusted odds ratio, AOR
 nOdds ratio, OR95% CIP valueAdjusted odds ratio, AOR95% CIP value
Sex of the child
 Male1270.7230.414–1.2630.255   
 Female1171     
Age of child (months)
 0–12691     
 13–24980.8040.412–1.5680.522   
 25–36440.9730.424–2.2330.949   
 37–48162.8570.594–13.7360.190   
 49–59171.9050.493–7.3550.350   
Number of under five children
 Up to one1151     
 Two or more1291.3250.762–2.3060.319   
Caretaker
 Mother2161     
 Others281.5780.611–4.0750.346   
Age of mother/child caretaker (years)
 6 to 1561  1  
 16 to 301594.3600.773–24.5950.09514.2751.207–168.7570.035
  ≥ 31797.2941.230–43.2610.02911.8601.066–131.9280.044
Education level of the mother or child caretaker
 No formal education270.7570.276–2.0760.588   
 Primary1660.9300.462–1.8740.840   
 Secondary and above511     
Number of household members/family size
 Less than 51111  1  
 6 to 9941.2140.676–2.1810.5160.9340.431–2.0240.863
 10 to 15396.5001.880–3.8950.0037.1851.353–38.1470.021
Income status of the family
 Poor2251.4670.553–3.8950.441   
 Rich191     
Source of drinking water
 Borehole201     
 Piped water560.2000.042–0.9520.043  NS
 Wells1680.2700.060–1.2070.087   
Nature of water source
 Protected1471  1  
 Unprotected970.2480.139–0.444< 0.0010.3220.156–0.6650.002
Houses shared with domestic animals
 No261     
 Yes2180.2880.084–0.9910.048  NS
Disposal of the youngest child’s stool
 Proper way1971     
 Improper way470.6660.340–1.3050.237   
Latrine availability
 Yes1951     
 No490.7210.370–1.4040.336   
Ownership of latrine
 Shared760.7690.428–1.3830.380   
 Privately1681     
Environmental cleanliness
 Clean/safe1741     
 Unclean/unhygienic700.7780.427–1.4180.413   
Handwashing facilities near the latrine
 Yes351     
 No2090.5660.235–1.3640.205   
Availability of separate kitchen
 Yes1921     
 No520.4200.222–0.7950.008  NS
Racks for drying utensils
 Yes58      
 No1860.8100.416–1.5760.535   
Warming of cold foods
 Yes1490.3050.172–0.541< 0.001  NS
 No95      
Boiling of drinking water
 Yes141     
 No2300.1760.023–1.3700.097   
Age of child started supplementary food
 Less than 6 months261     
 6–12 months2032.1950.958–5.0330.063   
  > 12 months155.5711.042–29.7800.045   
Child weaning time
 On breastfeeding1091  1  
 Weaning < 1 year150.2420.079–0.7380.8790.1420.034–0.5950.008
 Weaning > 1 year1200.9560.533–1.7140.0151.1400.549–2.3660.726
Mothers’ handwashing practices at critical times
 Yes1521     
 No920.2810.158–0.499< 0.001  NS
Immunization status of child
 Yes1551     
 No890.5790.660–2.1050.579   
  1. NS not significant
  2. OR odd ratio
  3. AOR adjusted odd ratio
  4. CI confidence interval
  5. Significant results are bold