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Table 2 Infit values for adult and child items by groups [n = 1,319].

From: Internal validity of a household food security scale is consistent among diverse populations participating in a food supplement program in Colombia

   Children Participating in MANA Socioeconomic Status Area of Residency
Adult Items All One Child Multiple Children Very low income Low income Urban Rural
Decreased meals 1.09 1.09 1.10 1.10 1.03 1.03 1.14
Ate less 0.93 0.91 0.95 0.87 1.03 0.91 0.95
Skipped meal 0.87 0.91 0.82 0.92 0.84 0.86 0.89
Ate less – main meal 0.94 0.95 0.93 0.91 1.00 0.95 0.94
Hungry 1.03 1.01 1.04 1.01 1.05 1.07 1.00
Went to bed hungry 0.94 0.91 0.98 0.99 0.84 0.91 0.97
Children Items
Buy less staples 1.26 1.27 1.25 1.31†† 1.17 1.36†† 1.19
Skipped meals 0.88 0.88 0.90 0.89 0.87 0.90 0.86
Ate less – main meal 1.07 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.06 1.03 1.09
Hungry 0.9 0.90 0.92 0.83 0.98 0.84 0.93
Went to bed hungry 0.82 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.78† 0.80 0.84
  1. † Outside of 0.8 to 1.2 range but within acceptable range of 0.7 to 1.3.
  2. †† Outside of acceptable range of 0.7 to 1.3.