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Table 3 Multivariate analysis comparing the nutritional status of children of teenage and adult mothers

From: Young maternal age is a risk factor for child undernutrition in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana

Characteristics Unadjusted Model Adjusted Modela
  Crude Odds Ratio (95% confidence interval) p-value Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% confidence interval) p-value
Stunting
Children of adult mothers Reference   Reference  
Children of teenage mothers aged 15–17 years 9.33 (4.36–19.96) < 0.001 9.97 (4.20–23.65) < 0.001
Children of teenage mothers aged 18–19 years 6.89 (3.87–12.25) < 0.001 7.08 (3.85–13.00) < 0.001
All children of teenage mothers 7.50 (4.37–12.86) < 0.001 7.56 (4.20–13.63) < 0.001
Wasting
Children of adult mothers Reference   Reference  
Children of teenage mothers aged 15–17 years 3.16 (0.91–10.91) 0.069 2.48 (0.62–9.90) 0.198
Children of teenage mothers aged 18–19 years 3.32 (1.22–9.04) 0.019 3.01 (1.06–8.55) 0.038
All children of teenage mothers 3.27 (1.26–8.49) 0.015 2.90 (1.04–8.04) 0.041
Underweight
Children of adult mothers Reference   Reference  
Children of teenage mothers aged 15–17 years 17.19 (5.81–50.86) < 0.001 19.80 (5.97–65.73) < 0.001
Children of teenage mothers aged 18–19 years 10.28 (3.82–27.67) < 0.001 11.49 (4.14–31.87) < 0.001
All children of teenage mothers 12.04 (4.62–31.39) < 0.001 12.78 (4.69–34.81) < 0.001
  1. aModel adjusted for child age, type of household head and household head’s occupation