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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for infant mortality within the past five years preceding the survey by selected predictors

From: Influence of women's autonomy on infant mortality in Nepal

Selected predicators   Model I Model II
   OR CI OR CI
Women's Autonomy      
Literacy status Illiterate (ref.) 1.00   1.00  
  Literate 0.61*** 0.47-0.80 0.65* 0.47-0.90
Decision on own health care Without involvement of respondent (ref.) 1.00   1.00  
  Involvement of respondent 0.74* 0.57-0.95 0.75* 0.57-0.98
Sociodemographic variables
Age <25 years (ref.)    1.00  
  25-29    0.57** 0.39-0.83
  30 or more    0.57** 0.36-0.91
Total number of children ever born One (ref.)    1.00  
  Two    1.62* 1.07-2.45
  Three    2.58*** 1.59-4.19
  Four or more    3.21*** 1.89-5.45
Religion Buddhist (ref.)    1.00  
  Hindu    1.96* 1.02-3.79
  Muslim/other    2.32* 1.08-5.02
Previous birth interval <2 years (ref.)    1.00  
  2-3 years    0.45*** 0.33-0.61
  4+ years    0.30*** 0.18-0.50
Type of births Singleton (ref.)    1.00  
  Multiple    14.5*** 8.89-23.6
Ecological zone Terai (ref.)    1.00  
  Hill    0.81 0.58-1.12
  Mountain    1.47 0.97-2.25
Wealth status Poor/middle (ref.)    1.00  
  Rich    0.83 0.59-1.17
Source of drinking water Piped/tube well water (ref.)    1.00  
  River/stone tap/unprotected well    1.24 0.91-1.68
Availability of Toilet facility Yes (ref.)    1.00  
  No facility/bush/field    0.82 0.59-1.14
Constant 0.07***   0.04***  
-2 Log likelihood 2105.6   1918.5  
Cox & Snell R Square 0.003   0.037  
  1. Note *** Significant at p < 0.001; ** = p < 0.01 and * = p < 0.05