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Table 4 Socio demographic and maternal practice versus practice of HTPs on children among children less than 5 years in Axum town, north Ethiopia, 2013

From: A cross sectional study on factors associated with harmful traditional practices among children less than 5 years in Axum town, north Ethiopia, 2013

Variable Practice of HTPs on children COR (95% C.I) AOR (95% C.I)
  Yes No   
Sex     
Male 329(49.8%) 42(45.7%) 0.845(0.546-1.309) 1.314(0.757-2.281)
Female 331(50.25) 50(54.3%) 1.0 1.0
Age of mother     
Less than 25 99(15.0%) 22(23.9%) 0.842(0.469-1.514) 1.180(0.554-2.512)
25-29 187(28.3%) 35(38.0%) 0.474(0.237-0.946)* 0.576(0.216-1.541)
30-34 152(23.0%) 16(14.4%) 0.385(0.199-0.744)** 0.668(0.244-1.829)
35+ 222(33.6%) 19(20.7%) 1.0 1.0
Marital Status     
Married 555(84.1%) 105(15.9%) 1.0 1.0
Not married 83(90.2%) 9(9.8%) 1.745(0.50-3.580) 1.044(0.437-2.498)
Religion     
Orthodox 547(82.9%) 64(69.6%) 2.118(1.300-3.450)** 2.113(1.079-4.140)*
Muslim 113(17.15) 28(30.4%) 1.0 1.0
Occupation     
Jobless/housewife 531(80.5%) 57(62%) 3.105(1.599-6.030)** 5.319(1.517-18.657)**
Civil servant 42(6.4%) 14(15.2%) 2.249(1.298-3.895)** 2.473(0.997-6.137)
Merchant & others 87(13.2%) 21(22.8%) 1.0 1.0
Ethnicity     
Tigrian 657(99.5%) 91(98.9%) 2.407(0.248-23.382) 2.185(0.074-64.748)
Amara 3(0.5%) 1(1.1%) 1.0 1.0
Educational status     
No formal education 113(17.1%) 4(4.3%) 4.545(1.635-12.632)** 3.913(1.262-12.130)*
Educated 547(82.9%) 88(95.7%) 1.0 1.0
In come     
Less than 500 443(67.1%) 49(53.3%) 1.0 1.0
500-1000 114(17.3%) 16(17.4%) 0.422(0.252-.707)** 1.162(0.396-3.409)
Greater than 1000 103(15.6%) 27(29.3%) 0.535(0.273-1.050) 1.854(0.636-5.409)
Number of children     
One to two 305(42.6%) 58(63.0%) 1.0 1.0
Three and above 355(53.8%) 34(37.0%) 1.986(1.266-3.114)** 1.270(0.616-2.620)
HTPs performed on mother     
Yes 590(89.4%) 28(30.4%) 19.265(11.586 -32.035)*** 24.890(13.853-44.719)***
No 70(10.6%) 64(69.6%) 1.0 1.0
  1. * P < 0.05.
  2. **p < 0.01.
  3. ***p < 0.001.
  4. COR = Crude Odds Ratio.
  5. AOR = Adjusted Odds Ratio.
  6. CI = Confidence Interval.