Explanatory Variables   Stunting COR 95%CI AOR 95%CI P-Value
Yes No
Children’s age in month  
6-11 23 68 1 1  
12-23 79 155 1.51(0.87,2.59) 2.47(0  .85,7.21) 0.098
24-35 72 128 1.66(0.96,2.89) 2.29(1.10,4.82) 0.029
36-47 64 73 2.59(1.45,4.63) 2.29(1.10,4.76) 0.027
48-59 22 50 1.30(0.65,2.59) 3.34(1.58,7.06) 0.002
Mothers Education  
No education 50 24 13.24(6.53,26.81) 5.38(2.27,12.77) <0.001
Primary 122 143 5.42(3.08,9.54) 1.69(0.85,3.40) 0.137
Secondary 71 199 2.27(1.27,4.04) 1.388(0.70,2.76) 0.350
Above secondary 17 108 1 1  
Monthly income in ETB  
Less than 1745 206 203 5.09(3.59,7.23) 3.92(2.54,6.06) <0.001
1745 and more 54 271 1 1  
Birth order  
First   104 247 1 1  
2-3 110 176 1.48(1.07,2.07) 1.35(0.88,2.05) 0.17
4 and above      46 51 2.14(1.35,3.39) 2.32(1.28,4.21) 0.006
Child's  size at birth  
Small 114 54 2.59(1.53,4.39) 2.10(1.13,3.93) 0.020
Normal 106 371 0.35(0.22,0.56) 0.30(0.17,0.53) <0.001
Larger 40 49 1 1  
Duration of Breast Feeding  
Less than 12 months 46 135 1 1  
12 - 24 months   172 301 1.77(1.19,2.62) 2.35(1.18,4.66) 0.015
More than 24 months 42 38 3.40(1.94,5.99) 2.49(1.03,6.00) 0.042
Cup for feeding  
Yes 218 42 1 1  
No 454 20 4.37(2.51,7.63) 2.08(1.05,4.15) 0.037
Table 4: Factors associated with prevalence of stunting among children 6-59 months in Hossana town, Southern Ethiopia 2013 (n=734).