Table 4

Logistic regression showing associated factors with thinness among 10 to 19 years adolescent girls reporting to the Dhaka Hospital (urban) and Matlab Hospital (rural), Bangladesh, 2001 to 2018

Thinness
FactorCategoryUnadjusted OR95% CIP valueAdjusted OR95% CIP value
Age distribution15–19 years2.872.26 to 3.64<0.0012.692.10 to 3.45<0.001
Self-education for adolescents aged >15 yearsNo formal education1.260.86 to 1.850.238
Maternal educationNo formal education0.810.64 to 1.030.085
Paternal educationNo formal education1.010.80 to 1.280.931
Number of family membersFamily member >51.150.91 to 1.460.256
Monthly family incomeIncome ≤US$1001.61.26 to 2.03<0.0011.441.09 to 1.890.009
Wealth quintilesPoorest wealth quintile1.981.54 to 2.55<0.001
SanitationUse of non-sanitary toilet1.771.39 to 2.24<0.001
Drinking waterUse of unboiled drinking water1.661.22 to 2.250.001
Duration of diarrhoea>1 day0.890.70 to 1.150.398
Duration of stay in hospital>24 hours1.721.13 to 2.22<0.0011.521.16 to 1.980.002
Study siteRural2.071.63 to 2.64<0.0011.711.23 to 2.380.001
  • Thinness=Body Mass Index-for-age Z score (BAZ) <−2.00 SD.