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Table 3 Sociodemographic variables associated with diarrheal disease among children less than two years age (n = 367) in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia, May, 2015

From: Child feeding practices and diarrheal disease among children less than two years of age of the nomadic people in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia

Socioeconomic variables Diarrheal disease Crude Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval)
Yes No
Age of children (months)
  < 6 12 (10.6%) 101 (89.4%) 1  
 6–11 38 (39.6%) 58 (60.4%) 5.51 (2.67, 11.39) 6.28 (3.00, 13.12)**
 12–24 65 (41.1%) 93 (58.9%) 5.88 (2.99, 11.58) 6.21 (3.13, 12.30)**
Mothers’ education level
 No formal education 111 (34.6%) 210 (65.4%) 5.55 (1.94, 15.88) 6.61 (2.27, 19.21)*
 Formal education 4 (8.7%) 42 (91.3%) 1  
  1. *Statistically significant variables at p = 0.001 **Statistically significant variables at p < 0.001
  2. The result of Hosmer and Lemshow test was > 0.857