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Table 4 Mean levels of psychological distress by measures of food insecurity, adjusted for confounding variables

From: The impact of drought on the association between food security and mental health in a nationally representative Australian sample

Food insecurity   Mean score (SE) Mean score difference (SE) P-value
  Missing meals Yes 22.4 (0.6) 7.3 (0.6) <0.001
No 15.1 (0.1)   
  Below-average consumption core food Yes 15.5 (0.1) 0.4 (0.2) 0.009
No 15.0 (0.1)   
  Above-average consumption discretionary food Yes 15.4 (0.1) 0.5 (0.2) 0.002
  No 14.9 (0.1)   
  1. Note: Results for this analysis are presented for the whole sample only as the rural–urban interaction was not significant.
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