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Table 6 Factors associated with dietary practice of pregnant women in Dessie town, northeastern Ethiopia, 2017 G.C, (N = 604)

From: Factors associated with dietary practice and nutritional status of pregnant women in Dessie town, northeastern Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

VariablesDietary practice (n)COR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)p-value
 PoorGood   
Stage of pregnancy
 First trimester54770.53 (0.35, 0.79)0.46 (0.26, 0.80)0.016
 Second trimester78471.24 (0.82, 1.89)0.92 (0.53, 1.62)0.78
 Third trimester11914911 
History of sickness
 No2662450.47 (0.29, 0.75)0.42 (0.22, 0.80)0.01
 Yes652811 
Perceived severity to malnutrition
 Poor1341062.05 (1.47–2.85)1.64 (1.15, 2.33)0.006
 Good13922511 
Perceived benefits of good nutritional practice
 Poor1191051.66 (1.19–2.32)1.63 (1.14, 2.32)0.007
 Good15422611 
Perceived self efficacy to control malnutrition
 Poor85275.09 (3.18–8.14)4.74 (2.94, 7.65)< 0.001
 Good18830411 
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval