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Table 2 Determinants of child hunger

From: Factors associated with child hunger among food insecure households in Bangladesh

Variables n Unadjusted OR (95%CI) p-value Adjusted OR (95%CI) p-value
Seasonality 11428     
  Post-aus   Reference   Reference  
  Post-aman   0.81 (0.64–1.03) 0.080 1.06 (0.82–1.38) 0.638
  Monsoon   0.93 (0.77–1.12) 0.448 1.12 (0.89–1.40) 0.333
Residence type 11428     
  Urban   Reference   Reference  
  Rural   0.99 (0.73–1.35) 0.976 1.23 (0.86–1.75) 0.256
Sex of the household head 11428     
  Male   Reference   Reference  
  Female   1.84 (1.52–2.23) 0.000 1.87 (1.43–2.45) 0.000
Education level of household head 11410     
  Secondary school certificate complete and above   Reference   Reference  
  No formal education   1.39 (0.94–2.05) 0.097 0.91 (0.55–1.49) 0.702
  Below secondary school certificate   1.28 (0.86–1.89) 0.220 0.93 (0.57–1.53) 0.784
Occupation of primary earner of the household 7290     
  Businessman   Reference   Reference  
  Farmer   0.98 (0.69–1.40) 0.921 0.99 (0.70–1.41) 0.985
  Day laborer   1.41 (1.10–1.81) 0.007 1.22 (0.95–1.56) 0.122
  Professional   1.08 (0.71–1.65) 0.722 0.97 (0.62–1.51) 0.876
  Others   2.26 (1.44–3.55) 0.000 1.29 (0.80–2.09) 0.293
Household food insecurity access scale 11428     
  Mildly food insecure   Reference   Reference  
  Moderately food insecure   0.96 (0.43–2.14) 0.924 5.07 (0.67–38.6) 0.116
  Severely food insecure   2.19 (1.06–4.49) 0.033 10.5 (1.43–76.6) 0.021
Women education status 11428     
  At least one educated women in the household   Reference   Reference  
  No educated women in the household   1.60 (1.36–1.88) 0.000 1.56 (1.27–1.92) 0.000
Asset index 11428     
  5th quintile   Reference   Reference  
  1st quintile   2.09 (1.54–2.85) 0.000 1.54 (1.11–2.15) 0.011
  2nd quintile   1.79 (1.33–2.41) 0.000 1.31 (0.94–1.83) 0.111
  3rd quintile   1.44 (1.05–1.98) 0.024 1.09 (0.76–1.57) 0.633
  4th quintile   1.08 (0.76–1.54) 0.653 0.91 (0.59–1.40) 0.654
Amount of rice consumed 7290 0.93 (0.91–0.95) 0.000 0.94 (0.92–0.96) 0.000