Table 3

 Estimates of simultaneous effects of postnatal depression and other risk factors on diarrhoeal morbidity in 265 infants through multiple logistic regression

Risk factor⩾5 Diarrhoeal episodes/year (n = 112)
OR (95% CI)p Value
BMI, body mass index; WAZ, weight-for-age z score.
Postnatal depression3.1 (1.8 to 5.6)<0.01
Mother’s age ⩾30 years0.7 (0.3 to 1.4)0.3
Mother’s BMI <18.5 kg/m21.5 (0.7 to 3.2)0.2
Not breast feeding at 6 months1.7 (0.7 to 4.1)0.1
Mother had no formal schooling1.4 (0.7 to 2.6)0.2
Father had no formal schooling1.3 (0.6 to 2.7)0.4
Empowerment (mother has some control over finances)1.0 (0.5 to 1.8)0.9
Family in debt0.9 (0.5 to 1.7)0.9
Living in a nuclear family1.5 (0.8 to 2.9)0.1
⩾4 siblings1.4 (0.7 to 2.7)0.2
Female sex of the infant0.9 (0.5 to 1.7)0.8
Low birth weight (⩽2500 g)1.5 (0.8 to 2.9)0.1
WAZ <–2SD at 6 months2.5 (1.2 to 5.4)0.01