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Table 5 Factors associated with dietary diversity practice among adolescents in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 462)

From: Dietary diversity practice and associated factors among adolescent girls in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017

Variables Frequency COR 95% CI AOR 95% CI
Yes No
Religion
 Orthodox 126 304 1 1
 Muslim 23 9 0.2 (0.1, 0.4) 0.3 (0.1–0.7)
Residency
 Urban 88 110 1 1
 Rural 61 203 2.7 (1.8, 4.0) 0.9 (0.4–2.5)
Adolescent age
 15–16 75 125 1 1
 17–19 74 188 1.5 (1.0, 2.7) 1.5 (0.9–2.4)
Father’s occupation
 Farmer 63 218 1 1
 Merchant 24 27 0.3 (0.2, 0.6) 0.7 (0.2–1.9)
 Civil servant 21 19 0.3 (0.1, 0.5) 0.4 (0.1–1.1)
 Private 38 44 0.3 (0.2, 0.6) 0.3 (0.1–0.9)
Birth order
 1–4 117 212 1 1
 5–10 32 101 1.7 (1.1, 2.8) 1.4 (0.8–2.3)
Wealth index
 Low 41 160 1 1
 Middle 60 92 0.4 (0.2–0.6) 0.5 (0.3–0.8)
 High 48 60 0.3 (0.2–0.5) 0.3 (0.2–0.6)
BMI for age
 Normal 143 278 1 1
 Underweight 6 35 0.5 (0.2–0.9) 3.5 (1.3–9.5)
Availability of latrine
 No 36 51 1 1
 Yes 215 160 1.9 (1.1–3.3) 1.8 (0.8–39.7)
Frequency of meal
 2 24 61 1 1
 3 98 208 0.8 (0.5–1.4) 1.1 (0.6–1.9)
 4 27 44 0.6 (0.3–1.3) 0.8 (0.4–1.6)
Treatment of water
 Boiling 7 6 1 1
 Water agar 90 47 1.6 (0.5–5.1) 1.0 (0.3–4.0)
 Never 245 67 3.1 (1.0–9.5) 1.8 (0.5–6.7)