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Table 6 Associations of food security items with consumption of vegetables and salads. 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) Eats vegetables ≥5–6 days per week (row %) Odds ratio (95% CI)a P value
Food secure (397) 202 (51) -  
Food insecure (134) 37 (28) 0.43 (0.24 to 0.77) 0.004
3 Balanced meal (162) 48 (30) 0.42 (025 to 0.70) 0.001
2 Food last (109) 30 (28) 0.44 (0.23 to 0.84) 0.012
5 Skip meals (93) 24 (26) 0.42 (0.22 to 0.82) 0.010
7 Eat less (75) 16 (21) 0.32 (0.14 to 0.73) 0.007
8 How often (70) 16 (23) 0.36 (0.16 to 0.82) 0.014
10 Hungry (31) 9 (29) 0.51 (0.17 to 1.49) 0.218
  1. a relative odds of consuming vegetables ≥ 5–6 days per week if affirmative, adjusted for age, gender, ethnic group and clustering by household