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Table 2 Logistic regression showing determinants of open defecation

From: WASH practices and its association with nutritional status of adolescent girls in poverty pockets of eastern India

Characteristics Odds ratio CI (95%)
Socio-demographic
Religion
 Hindu®   
 Non-Hindu 2.36*** 1.87–2.97
Caste
 Others® 1.00  
 Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 1.20 0.93–1.55
 Scheduled Caste (SC) 1.34* 0.99–1.83
 Scheduled Tribe (ST) 1.60*** 1.23–2.08
Wealth quintile
 Richest®   
 Rich 2.35*** 1.95–2.84
 Middle 2.76*** 2.26–3.37
 Poor 3.49*** 2.81–4.32
 Poorest 4.06*** 3.25–5.08
Currently attending school
 Yes®   
 No 1.13 0.95–1.35
Engaged in paid work outside home
 Yes®   
 No 0.85 0.70–1.04
Able to make decision aboutown healthcare
 Yes®   
 No 0.96 0.82–1.12
WASH Practices and Programme Participation
Access to water facility
 Within premises®   
 Out of premises 1.73*** 1.28–2.35
Accessed adolescent health services organized by health department
 Yes®   
 No 1.03 0.79–1.34
Visited AnganwadiCentre (AWC) for any service
 Yes®   
 No 1.48*** 1.24–1.75
Accessed any health service or counselling from a frontline health worker
 Yes®   
 No 0.97 0.78–1.21
Attended any Kishori group meetings
 Yes®   
 No 1.04 0.76–1.42
  1. Note:® - Reference category; CI confidence interval, ***p < 0.01, *p < 0.10