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Table 1 Univariate and bivariate statistics of all neurologic symptom aggregates and covariates among 450 adult women in Jimma zone, Ethiopia

From: Household food insecurity and symptoms of neurologic disorder in Ethiopia: An observational analysis

  Total Seizures Extremity Weakness Extremity Numbness Movement Abnormalities Difficulty Speaking Carpal Tunnel Vision Dysfunction Spinal Pain Comorbid Disorders
  % % p % p % p % p % p % p % p % p % p
Overall 100 5.3 -- 29.1 -- 23.8 -- 18.0 -- 5.3 -- 12.9 -- 42.7 -- 11.6 -- 42.0 --
Food Insecurity    0.001   0.282   0.038   < 0.001   0.092   < 0.001   < 0..001   0.123   < 0.001
Secure 53.8 3.3   28.9   20.3   9.9   4.1   8.7   36.4   9.9   36.0  
Moderate 22.9 2.9   24.3   33.0   23.3   3.9   9.7   40.8   9.7   38.8  
Severe 23.3 12.4   34.3   22.9   31.4   9.5   25.7   59.1   17.1   59.1  
Age    0.502   0.053   0.005   0.786   0.351   < 0.001   0.004   0.091   0.007
< 30 8.4 9.7   19.4   25.8   16.1   0.0   3.2   22.6   9.7   32.3  
30-40 71.6 5.3   30.6   20.8   17.0   6.04   11.3   41.9   9.8   40.8  
> 40 20.0 4.1   26.3   39.2   20.3   6.8   27.0   56.8   18.9   59.5  
Asset Index*    0.491   0.677   0.419   0.164   0.267   0.118   0.551   0.059   0.627
high 52.7 4.6   30.0   25.3   15.6   4.2   10.6   41.4   8.89   40.9  
low 47.3 6.1   28.2   22.1   20.7   6.6   15.5   44.1   14.6   43.2  
  1. * A set of material assets was asked of each household, including the possession of household electricity, a television, a radio, a phone/mobile, and/or tapedeck/VHS/DVD player; items were summed and household's socioeconomic status was categorized based on whether the household was above or below the median asset ownership, which was one of the above assets per household.
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