Table 3

Distribution of childhood anaemia across high-risk fertility behaviour and covariates

VariablesWeighted nWeighted %Anaemia (%)P value
Age less than 18 at most recent delivery<0.001
 No61 93896.066.5
 Yes25744.071.7
Age more than 34 at most recent delivery<0.001
 No52 14780.867.3
 Yes12 36519.264.4
Short birth interval0.001
 No56 30787.366.4
 Yes820512.768.8
High parity<0.001
 No35 25254.665.8
 Yes29 26045.467.9
Sex of child<0.001
 Male33 42751.867.9
 Female31 08548.265.5
Age of child<0.001
 011 25617.578.5
 121 64033.574.5
 215 47624.064.4
 3977315.153.6
 463679.945.3
Birth order0.001
 First12 37019.266.4
 2–431 41548.766.4
 5+20 72732.168.0
Size of child at birth0.398
 Large911314.167.0
 Average17 27226.866.2
 Smaller38 12759.166.9
Mother’s age<0.001
 15–1936855.776.7
 20–4960 82794.366.1
Maternal educational level<0.001
 No education23 48436.475.6
 Primary21 60133.463.4
 Secondary17 25926.860.8
 Higher21683.461.4
Current employment status0.001
 No22 07834.267.9
 Yes42 43465.866.1
Antenatal Care<0.001
 No57058.872.4
 Yes58 80791.266.2
Place of delivery<0.001
 Home18 33128.471.3
 Health facility45 38070.364.9
 Other8011.263.8
Postnatal Care0.752
 No36 09055.966.7
 Yes28 42244.166.8
Marital status<0.001
 Single886213.763.6
 Married55 65086.367.2
Drinking water source0.204
 Improved42 16765.466.5
 Unimproved22 34534.667.2
Toilet facility<0.001
 Improved30 47047.263.0
 Unimproved34 04252.870.1
Household size<0.001
 Small28 48944.264.2
 Medium28 51144.266.9
 Large751211.675.7
Mass media exposure<0.001
 No22 09634.369.4
 Yes42 41665.765.4
Cooking fuel<0.001
 Unclean57 17688.667.7
 Clean733611.459.2
Wealth index<0.001
 Poorest13 41520.872.1
 Poorer13 46320.969.0
 Middle12 95620.167.9
 Richer13 07320.264.8
 Richest11 60518.058.8
Place of residence<0.001
 Urban21 66833.663.0
 Rural42 84466.468.6
  • P values obtained from χ2 test.