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Table 6 Correlates of childhood diarrheal disease among children less than 2 years of age 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

Variables Diarrheal disease Crude Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval)
Yes No
Hand washing practice (n = 367)
 With water only 112 (53.8%) 96 (46.2%) 60.67 (18.75, 196.35) 24.94 (6.68, 93.12)**
 With soap 3 (1.9%) 156 (98.1%) 1  
Serving uncooked foods (n = 259)
 Yes 88 (67.2%) 43 (32.8%) 15.42 (8.05, 29.55) 6.99 (2.89, 16.92)**
 No 15 (11.7%) 113 (88.3%) 1  
Feeding cooked foods immediately after cooking (n = 259)
 Yes 50 (26.2%) 141 (73.8%) 1  
 No 53 (77.9%) 15 (22.1%) 9.96 (5.16, 19.24) 3.74 (1.48, 9.45)*
Child received rotavirus vaccination (n = 367)
 Yes 5 (4.3%) 110 (95.7%) 0.06 (0.02, 0.15) 0.09 (0.03, 0.29)**
 No 110 (43.7%) 142 (56.3%) 1  
Drinking water source cp
 Protected 9 (7.6%) 110 (92.4%) 1  
 Unprotected 106 (42.7%) 142 (57.3%) 9.12 (4.42, 18.83) 1.55 (0.47, 5.12)
  1. *Statistically significant variables at p < 0.01, **Statistically significant variables at p < 0.001. The result of Hosmer and Lemshow test was > 0.974