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Table 2 Multivariate analysis showing statistically significant variables between malaria and malnutrition among under-five children in Shashogo, Southern Ethiopia, 2015

From: The association between malaria and malnutrition among under-five children in Shashogo District, Southern Ethiopia: a case-control study

Variables   Frequency (%) Malnourished
n (%)
Nourished
n (%)
Adjusted OR (95%CI) P-value
Previous malaria status Negativea 254 (71.4) 56 (22.0) 198 (78.0) 1.87 (1.12–3.14) 0.02*
Positive 102 (28.6) 36 (35.3) 66 (64.7)
Family monthly income <USD 15a 188 (52.8) 61 (32.4) 127 (67.6) 0.422 (0.181–0.978) 0.0001*
USD 15–25 98 (27.5) 21 (21.4) 77 (78.6)
≥USD 25 70 (19.7) 7 (10.0) 63 (90.0)
  1. *Statistically significant when P < 0.05
  2. areference category