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Table 2 Bivariate associations of food bank operational characteristics and indicators of need with instances of people receiving food parcels as percent of local area population (2015/16)

From: Food bank operational characteristics and rates of food bank use across Britain

  B-coefficient (SE)
Operational characteristics
 Per every additional hour food banks open on weekdays 0.030*** (0.0054)
Food banks open in evenings
 No Referent
 Yes 0.22 (0.30)
Food banks open on weekends
 No Referent
 Yes 0.54* (0.25)
 Per additional distribution site operating 0.15*** (0.025)
 Per additional 100 KM2 of local area size −0.0072 (0.0056)
 Per additional distribution site per 100 KM2 0.10*** (0.020)
Indicators of need in population
 Households receiving Working Tax Credit (% households) 0.081* (0.032)
 Disability rate (% working-age adults) 0.096*** (0.022)
 Unemployment rate (% working-age adults) 0.161** (0.055)
  1. Notes: Standard errors in parentheses. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001