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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis of factors associated with food insecurity in households of Farta district, Northwest Ethiopia, 2012

From: Food Insecurity in Farta District, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross–sectional study

Characteristics Food security status Crude OR Adjusted OR
Unsecured Secured (95% C.I) (95% C.I)
Sex of household heads Male 485 236 1 1
Female 106 9 5.73(2.85,11.52) 3.18(1.08,15.21)
Family size 1-3 90 73 1 1
4-7 235 124 1.54(1.05,2.24) 2.39(1.21,4.70)
>7 266 48 4.49(2.91,6.95) 13.23(6.18,28.32)
Education Illiterate 503 151 3.56(2.52,5.01) 2.59(1.46,4.60)
Literate 88 94 1 1
Livestock possession 1-5 426 110 19.36(6.48,57.6) 5.60(1.28,24.43)
6-10 117 114 5.13(1.70,15.48) 2.48(0.56,10.47)
>10 4 20 1 1
Off-farm activities Yes 52 106 1 1
No 539 139 7.90(5.40,11.57) 3.12(1.53,6.36)
Irrigation Yes 142 169 1 1
No 449 76 7.03(5.05,9.78) 3.54(2.14,5.18)
Perennial plants Yes 172 192 1 1
No 398 53 8.82(6.21,12.55) 3.15(1.88,5.27)