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Table 4 Odds ratios of child mortality with multiple predictors in Tanzania 2011–2015

From: Bio-demographic factors affecting child loss in Tanzania

Variables Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
B Sig Exp β B Sig Exp β B Sig Exp β B Sig Exp β
Maternal education (ref: no education)
 Primary −0.1 0.8 0.9 −0.6 0.4 0.6 −0.6 0.5 0.6 1.2 0.2 2.2
 Higher −17.1 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 6.1 1.0 1.0
Paternal education (ref: most primary)
 Secondary 0.4 0.5 1.3 0.0 0.9 1.0 −0.1 0.9 0.9 −1.4 0.2 0.2
 Higher −15.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Regions (ref: Dar es Salaam)
 Other regions 18.6 1.0 1.0 19.3 1.0 1.0 16.2 1.0 1.0 −8.1 1.0 0.0
 Zanzibar 11.1 1.0 1.0 20.1 1.0 1.0 16.9 1.0 1.0 −4.2 1.0 0.0
Place of residence (ref: urban)
 Rural 0.2 0.8 1.2 −0.3 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.9 1.1 0.1 0.9 1.2
Wealth index (ref: poorer)
 Poor −0.3 0.7 0.8 −0.6 0.5 0.6 −1.1 0.2 0.4 −2.3 0.1 0.1
 Middle −1.0 0.1 0.4 −0.8 .42 0.5 −1.3 0.2 0.3 −2.3 0.1 0.1
 Richer 0.2 0.7 1.3 0.1 0.9 1.2 0.0 0.9 1.0 −0.6 0.7 0.6
 Riches −0.2 0.8 0.8 −1.2 0.3 0.3 −1.9 0.1 0.1 −5.2 0.1 0.0
Occupation (ref: nonworking)
 Working 0.2 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.9 1.1 0-.2 0.9 0.8 0.2 .9 1.2
Age group (ref: <25)
 25–29 −1.8 0.4 0.2 −1.2 0.6 0.3 −2.2 0.4 0.1
 30–34 −1.4 0.5 0.3 −1.0 0.6 0.4 −1.9 0.4 0.1
 35–39 −2.2 0.3 0.1 −1.5 0.5 0.2 −1.9 0.5 0.1
 40–44   −1.7 0.5 0.2 −1.1 0.6 0.3 −0.4 0.8 0.6
 45–49 −0.9 0.7 0.4 0-.6 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.9 1.0
Preceding birth intervals (ref: <24)
 24–36 −0.8 0.2 0.4 −0.7 0.3 0.5 −1.4 0.2 0.2
 37–48 1.5 0.1 4.5 1.9 0.1 7.3 3.6 0.1 35.6
 49+ 0.8 0.4 2.3 1.2 0.2 3.5 0.9 0.5 2.6
Succeeding birth intervals (ref: <24)
 24–36 0.8 0.3 2.1 0.8 0.3 2.2 1.5 0.1 4.5
 37–48 0.8 0.4 2.3 0.8 0.4 2.3 1.7 0.2 5.5
 49+ 2.3 0.1 9.5 3.2 0.0 24.9 3.5 0.1 32.5
Birth parity (ref: <3)
 4–8 2.6 0.1 14.0 3.0 0.1 20.5 3.8 0.1 44.9
 9+ 1.3 0.5 3.6 2.0 0.3 7.7 16 0.6 4.9
Multiplicity of birth (ref: single)
 1st of multiple 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
 2nd of multiple 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
 3rd of multiple 20.9 0.9 1.0 20.6 1.0 1.0 25.6 1.0 1.0
Birth order (ref: <3)
 4+ −1.5 0.0 0.2 −1.8 −0.0 0.2 −2.6 0.0 0.1
Sex of child (ref: male)
 Female 0.1 0.9 1.1 0.5 0.5 1.7
Household head (ref: male)
 Female   −0.0 0.9 0.9 −1.7 0.2 0.2
Marital status (ref: single)
 Married   1.3 1.8 0.2 3.7 1.9 2.7 0.1 0.0 7.0
  1. Source: computed by the authors