Table 3

Factors associated with discordance between mother’s reported baby size and birth weight, EDHS 2016

Explanatory variablesMother’s estimation (concordant as base outcome)
UnderestimateOverestimate
Adjusted OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Mother’s age
 ≤191.00 (Reference)1.00 (Reference)
 20–290.28 (0.10 to 0.79)*1.33 (0.48 to 3.72)
 30–390.24 (0.08 to 0.72)*1.26 (0.45 to 3.57)
 40–490.33 (0.08 to 1.31)1.47 (0.44 to 4.92)
Residence
 Urban1.00 (Reference)1.00 (Reference)
 Rural1.12 (0.62 to 2.03)0.75 (0.42 to 1.34)
Wealth index quintile
 Poorest1.00 (Reference)1.00 (Reference)
 Poorer1.74 (0.65 to 4.71)1.57 (0.80 to 3.06)
 Middle2.40 (0.96 to 6.00)1.24 (0.61 to 2.55)
 Richer3.11 (1.34 to 7.25)*2.34 (1.22 to 4.51)*
 Richest2.05 (0.87 to 4.83)1.44 (0.68 to 3.08)
Sex of child
 Male1.00 (Reference)1.00 (Reference)
 Female1.20 (0.78 to 1.85)0.74 (0.53 to 1.03)
Place of delivery
 Home1.00 (Reference)1.00 (Reference)
 Health facility0.79 (0.32 to 1.99)1.70 (0.75 to 3.87)
Marital status
 Never married1.00 (Reference)1.00 (Reference)
 Currently married0.32 (0.17 to 0.61)*0.83 (0.40 to 1.71)
 Formerly married0.45 (0.18 to 1.07)0.56 (0.21 to 1.50)
Mother’s education
 No education1.00 (Reference)1.00 (Reference)
 Primary0.64 (0.36 to 1.15)0.64 (0.40 to 1.03)
 Secondary0.55 (0.26 to 1.17)0.47 (0.26 to 0.83)*
 Higher0.69 (0.30 to 1.58)0.59 (0.33 to 1.07)
  • *Variables significantly associated at p<0.05.

  • EDHS, Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey.