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Table 2 Negative binomial regression results exploring visits to West Cheshire Foodbank by household characteristics, 2013–2015

From: Please sir, I want some more: an exploration of repeat foodbank use

   Number of visits
   Unadjusted bivariate IRR Adjusted multivariate IRR
Year 2013 1.000 1.000
  (0) (0)
2014 1.053 1.045
  (0.035) (0.034)
2015 1.123*** 1.123***
  (0.039) (0.039)
Age 17–24 0.850*** 0.855***
  (0.036) (0.036)
25–64 1.000 1.000
  (0) (0)
65 and over 0.801* 0.775**
  (0.076) (0.075)
Roofless status Housed 1.000 1.000
  (0) (0)
Roofless 1.035 1.026
  (0.087) (0.088)
Household type One person 1.113 1.128*
  (0.062) (0.063)
Couple, no children 1.000 1.000
  (0) (0)
Couple parent with children 0.884 0.890
(0.057) (0.057)
Lone parent with children 0.993 0.993
(0.069) (0.068)
Other household type 0.935 0.925
(0.106) (0.105)
Reason for referral Benefit change 1.000 1.000
  (0) (0)
Benefit delay 1.043 1.032
  (0.047) (0.046)
Debt 1.090 1.088
  (0.077) (0.075)
Domestic abuse 0.801** 0.830*
  (0.066) (0.071)
Low income 1.020 1.032
  (0.057) (0.057)
Sickness/ill-health 1.061 1.060
  (0.146) (0.145)
Unemployment 0.822 0.813*
  (0.085) (0.082)
‘Other’ reason 0.936 0.927
  (0.048) (0.048)
  1. IRR incidence rate ratio. Standard errors in parentheses. * p < .05 ** p < .01 *** p < .001