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Table 7 Factors associated with nutritional status 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

VariablesNutritional statusCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)p-value
UndernourishedNormal 
Attend ANC
 No691084.93 (3.22, 7.53)3.46 (2.07, 5.78)< 0.001
 Yes4937811 
History of sickness
 Yes33602.75 (1.69, 4.47)1.93 (1.10, 3.52)0.033
 No8542611 
Dietary diversity
 Poor (< 5)69856.64 (4.30, 10.26)5.92 (3.59, 9.76)< 0.001
 Good (≥5)4940111 
Nutritional knowledge
 Poor721214.72 (3.09, 7.21)3.03 (1.87, 4.92)< 0.001
 Good4636511 
Dietary practice
 Poor772541.72 (1.13, 2.60)3.25 (1.91, 5.54)< 0.001
 Good4123211 
HBM (perceived self efficacy)
 Negative/Poor52605.59 (3.56, 8.79)5.59 (3.56, 8.79)< 0.001
 Positive/good6642611 
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval