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Table 2 Results from the regression of diet outcomes on migration status

From: Household migration and children’s diet in Nepal: an exploratory study

  Diet diversity score (continuous) Minimum diet diversity (binary)
Unadjusted Adjusted Unadjusted Adjusted
Migrant household 0.734** 0.693** 0.324** 0.428***
(0.293) (0.327) (0.138) (0.145)
Household income   − 0.022   − 0.058
  (0.157)   (0.056)
Amount of agricultural land   0.007   0.004
  (0.027)   (0.010)
Total number of poultry   0.019   0.011
  (0.023)   (0.009)
Total number of livestock   − 0.058   − 0.074*
  (0.104)   (0.042)
Household's ethnic category   − 0.113   − 0.010
  (0.118)   (0.056)
Mother's education   0.072   0.026
  (0.048)   (0.023)
Household size   − 0.12   − 0.045
  (0.088)   (0.036)
Age of the child   0.009   0.009
  (0.027)   (0.013)
Gender of the first respondent   0.079   0.087
  (0.337)   (0.148)
Constant 3.750*** 3.933*** 0.450*** 0.567
(0.214) (1.059) (0.113) (0.401)
N 51 51 51 51
R-squared 0.11 0.30 0.11 0.41
Adjusted R-squared 0.09 0.13 0.09 0.26
  1. The table shows coefficients from estimating Eq. (1) using a linear regression model on the sample whose descriptive statistics are in Table 1. Standard errors are in parenthesis. *p < 0.10, **p < 0.05, ***p < 0.01. In the adjusted models, household income and ethnic category are included as continuous values. The results do not change significantly when household income and ethnic category are included as categorical variables (see Additional file 1: Table S1) In the first two columns, the coefficient on ‘migrant household’ should be read as the amount of increase in a child’s diet diversity resulting from his or her household member’s migration. In the remaining two columns, the coefficient multiplied by 100 gives the percentage point change in the probability that the minimum diet diversity is met, again due to a household member’s migration