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Table 5 Linear regression showing determining the nutritional status of adolescent girls

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

Variables Stunting BMI MUAC
Coefficients
10–14 yrs 15–19 yrs Total 10–14 yrs 15–19 yrs Total 10–14 yrs 15–19 yrs Total
Accessibility to water facility
 Within premises® 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Out of premises −0.20** −0.16* −0.19*** −0.20** −0.03 −0.14* −0.29 −0.06 −0.27
Households’ sanitation facility
 Improved® 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Unimproved/Open Defecation −0.10* − 0.04 − 0.08** 0.01 0.02 0.02 −0.32*** − 0.09 − 0.28***
Uses soap after defecation
 Yes® 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No −0.05 −0.01 − 0.01 − 0.05 0.00 − 0.03 − 0.26*** −0.17* − 0.31***
Uses sanitary napkin during menstruation
 Yes® NA 1.00 NA NA 1.00 NA NA 1.00 NA
 No NA −0.04 NA NA −0.05 NA NA −0.04 NA
Accessed adolescent health services organized by health department
 Yes® 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 0.08 0.05 0.08 −0.03 0.08 0.01 −0.29 −0.03 − 0.26*
Visited AnganwadiCentre (AWC) for any service
 Yes® 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No −0.08 −0.03 − 0.01 −0.08 − 0.09** −0.08** − 0.52*** −0.20** − 0.66***
Accessed any health service/counselling from a frontline health worker
 Yes® 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.09 0.05 0.08 0.33 0.18 0.30
Attended any Kishori group meetings
 Yes® 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 0.02 −0.04 0.01 −0.22** −0.00 −0.09 −0.62*** −0.07 − 0.40**
  1. Note:® - Reference category; ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.1