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Table 5 Associations of food security items with monthly household income. Figures are frequencies (row percent) except where indicated.

From: Reliability and validity of a short form household food security scale in a Caribbean community

Item (frequency) Affirmatives (%) with monthly income Slope index of income-related inequality
  ≤US$133 >US$1067 Odds ratio (95% CI)a P value
Food secure (327) 37 (11) 87 (27) -  
Food insecure (127) 35 (28) 5 (4) 8.08 (2.91 to 22.5) <0.001
3 Balanced meal (153) 34 (22) 15 (10) 3.77 (1.40 to 10.2) 0.009
2 Food last (103) 29 (28) 5 (5) 5.35 (1.80 to 15.9) 0.003
5 Skip meals (91) 29 (32) 1 (1) 17.1 (5.15 to 56.7) <0.001
7 Eat less (71) 24 (34) 0 (0) 19.9 (4.99 to 79.4) <0.001
8 How often (68) 25 (37) 1 (1) 14.3 (3.49 to 58.5) <0.001
10 Hungry (29) 10 (34) 0 (0) 20.8 (2.67 to 162.5) 0.004
  1. a relative odds of affirmative response for those at the bottom compared with those at the top of the income scale, adjusted for age, gender, ethnic group and clustering by household