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Table 3 OLS results from the regression of diet components on migration status

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

  Lentils Dairy Flesh Egg Processed food Times breastfed
Overall mean 0.35 0.33 0.37 0.13 0.37 8.6
Migrant household 0.017 0.073 0.406** 0.196** 0.115 − 0.558
(0.146) (0.153) (0.166) (0.088) (0.168) (1.089)
Household income − 0.083 0.002 0.038 0.021 − 0.042 − 0.06
0.062) (0.062) (0.069) (0.058) (0.062) (0.460)
Amount of agricultural land 0.003 − 0.001 − 0.001 0.006 0.014 − 0.01
0.010) (0.011) (0.009) (0.009) (0.012) (0.076)
Total number of poultry − 0.001 0.006 0.003 0.011 0.004 − 0.028
(0.010) (0.009) (0.010) (0.009) (0.011) (0.056)
Total number of livestock − 0.007 0.028 − 0.070* − 0.010 − 0.041 0.200
(0.043) (0.043) (0.036) (0.028) (0.037) (0.341)
Household’s ethnic category − 0.056 − 0.109** 0.073 − 0.020 − 0.020 0.077
(0.054) (0.049) (0.060) (0.030) (0.064) (0.345)
Mother’s education 0.051** 0.029 − 0.007 − 0.001 − 0.006 0.006
(0.024) (0.023) (0.023) (0.012) (0.025) (0.166)
Household size − 0.044 − 0.043 − 0.032 − 0.001 − 0.040 − 0.418
(0.039) (0.037) (0.039) (0.027) (0.037) (0.311)
Age of the child 0.001 0.0000 0.009 − 0.001 0.033** − 0.208**
(0.014) (0.013) (0.014) (0.010) (0.015) (0.096)
Gender of the first respondent 0.093 0.185 − 0.012 − 0.186* − 0.090 0.715
(0.163) (0.140) (0.143) (0.106) (0.160) (0.800)
Constant 0.552 0.344 0.03 0.008 0.296 14.030***
(0.485) (0.461) (0.441) (0.341) (0.575) (3.138)
N 51 51 51 51 51 50
R-squared 0.28 0.29 0.29 0.31 0.21 0.21
Adjusted R-squared 0.10 0.11 0.11 0.14 0.01 0.01
  1. The table shows results from estimating Eq. (1) on the sample whose descriptive statistics are in Table 1. Each column represents a separate regression. 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 coefficient on ‘migrant household’ multiplied by 100 gives the percentage point change in the probability that the specific food component is given to the child during the 24 h preceding the survey