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

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.