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Table 3 Odds of low birth weight by wealth index and maternal education level, 2016 EDHS (N = 2110)

From: Prevalence of and socioeconomic gradient in low birth weight in Ethiopia: further analysis of the 2016 demographic and health survey data

Characteristics Categories AOR(95%CI) P-value
Wealth quintiles Poorest (ref)   
Poorer 1.73 (0.6, 4.9) 0.302
Middle 1.6 (0.6, 4.4) 0.359
Rich 1.4 (0.5, 3.97) 0.496
Richest 0.95 (0.38, 2.4) 0.917
Maternal education No education (ref)   
Primary 0.52 (0.297, 0.91)* 0.022*
Secondary 0.37 (0.19, 0.739)* 0.005*
Higher 0.67 (0.33, 1.352) 0.262
  1. Note.CI Confidence Interval; AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio; ref. reference
  2. *indicates significant association with LBW at 0.05 p-value