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Table 4 Factors Associated with malnutrition

From: Malnutrition is common in children with cerebral palsy in Saudi Arabia – a cross-sectional clinical observational study

CharacrisicsMalnourishedNormalORp-value*
Age
 < 5 yrs.; n = 48242494.29 (1.46 to 12.58)0.046
 > 5 yrs.; n = 2617 1.00 
Gender
 Male (n = 44)23210.75 (0.29 to 1.87)0.532
 Female (n = 30)18121.00 
Severity of the disease
 GMFCS level I-III (n = 22)9130.43 (0.16 to 1.19)0.378
 GMFCS level IV-V (n = 52)32201.00 
Presence of cogniive impairment
 Yes (n = 54)35194.30 (1.42 to 13.02)0.032
 No (n = 20)6141.00 
Anemia   0.026
 Yes (n = 32)2393.41 (1.28 to 9.12) 
 No (n = 42)18241.00 
Feeding difficulties   0.293
 Yes (n = 57)32251.14 (0.38 to 3.38) 
 No (n = 17)981.00 
Appetite
 Poor (n = 50)31192.88 (0.85 to 6.15)0.093
 Fair/good (n = 24)10141.00 
Nurien inake   0.043
 Inadequae energy (n = 53)35184.86 (1.61 to 14.66) 
 Adequae energy (n = 21)6151.00 
 Inadequae proein (n = 49)32172.11 (0.80 to n5.53)0.063
 Adequae proein inake (n = 25)916  
  1. p-value calculated using Pearson’s correlation co-efficient