Variables Outcome of ready to use food therapy COR(95% CI) AOR(95% CI)
Recovered N (%) Not recovered N (%)
Sex        
Male 87(53.0) 77 (47.0) 1 1
Female 241(67.0) 119(33) 1.792(1.229-2.614)** 2.157(1.340-3.473)**
Education        
No education 70 (50.7) 68(49.3) 1 1
Educated 258 (66.8) 128(33.2) 1.958(1.319-2.907)** 1.820(1.110-2.983)*
Religion        
orthodox 308(63.8) 175(36.2) 1 1
Muslim 14(43.8) 18(56.2) 0.442(0.215-0.910)* 0.683(0.269-1.730)
Protestant 3 (60.0) 2(40.0) 0.852(0.141-5.150) 0.849(0.095-7.602)
Catholic 3(75.0) 1(25.0) 1.705(0.176-16.512) 6.905(0.374-127.639)
Type of malnutrition        
Sever acute malnutrition 18 (23.4) 59 (76.6) 1 1
Moderate malnutrition 56 (44.1) 71 (55.9) 2.585(1.34.871)** 2.594(1.251-5.377)*
Mild malnutrition 254(79.4) 66 (20.6) 12.6(6.970-22.8)*** 14.25(7.074-28.742)***
WHO stage        
WHO stage 1 and 2 102 (83.6) 20 (16.4) 3.420(1.905-6.139)*** 3.345(1.652-6.772)**
WHO stage 3 141 (54.2) 119 (45.8) 0.795(0.525-0.203) 0.743(0.442-1.247)
WHO stage 4 85 (59.9) 57 (40.1) 1 1
CD4 admission        
<100 26 (63.4) 15 (36.6) 2.347(0.735-7.493) 1.193(0.481-2.960)
100-200 40 (44.4) 50 (55.6) 3.688(1.965-6.922)*** 0.575(0.302-1.096)
200-350 109(63.4) 63 (36.6) 0.795(0.525-1.20) 0.820(0.489-1.374)
>350 153(69.5) 67 ( 40.5) 1 1
Hgb admission        
<10g/dl 17 (42.5) 23 (57.5) 1 1
10-11.99g/d 31 (60.8) 20 (39.2) 2.097(.904-4.867) 1.568(0.546_4.502)
>=12g/dl 272 (65.1) 146 (34.9) 2.521(1.305-4.869)** 1.779(0.761-4.158)
OI admission        
None Yes 318(64.6) 174(35.4) 4.021(1.862-8.684)*** 2.791(1.047-7.439)*
10(31.25) 22(68.75) 1 1
Table 2: Bivariate and multivariate analysis of baseline predictors (2010-2012) Mekelle Hospital, Northern Ethiopia.