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Table 2 COR and AOR with 95% CI between wasting and household food insecurity and socio-demographic characteristics

From: Association between wasting and food insecurity among children under five years: findings from Nepal demographic health survey 2016

Variables COR 95% CI AOR 95% CI
  Lower Upper   Lower Upper
Household food Insecurity (N = 2414)
 Mild 1.08 0.75 1.54 0.98 0.64 1.49
 Moderate 1.24 0.75 2.06 1.13 0.65 1.97
 Severe 1.38 0.80 2.38 1.36 0.72 2.57
 Secure 1    1   
Wealth quintile (N = 2412)
 Poorest 1.226 0.68 2.22 1.00 0.42 2.34
 Poorer 1.316 0.72 2.40 0.87 0.41 1.83
 Middle 1.513 0.88 2.60 0.86 0.45 1.66
 Richer 1.625 0.89 2.95 1.15 0.60 2.23
 Richest 1    1   
Sex of child (N = 2414)
 Female 1.03 0.75 1.42 1.05 0.75 1.46
 Male 1    1   
Mother’s education (N = 2360)
 No education 1.84 1.08 3.12 1.35 0.71 2.59
 Primary 1.27 0.68 2.37 1.04 0.52 2.07
 Secondary 1.21 0.68 2.16 1.07 0.57 2.03
 Higher 1    1   
Place of residence (N = 2414)
 Rural 1.13 0.82 1.56 0.99 0.72 1.36
 Urban 1    1   
Province (N = 2414)
 Province 1 2.18 1.06 4.50 2.06 1.01 4.19
 Province 2 2.74 1.46 5.14 2.45 1.22 4.95
 Province 3 0.70 0.30 1.64 0.64 0.27 1.53
 Province 4 1.34 0.67 2.69 1.24 0.61 2.49
 Province 5 1.32 0.63 2.76 1.15 0.55 2.40
 Province 6 1.66 0.82 3.37 1.54 0.75 3.15
 Province 7 1    1   
  1. Children who slept in the household the night before the survey were selected for analysis. Data weighted according to DHS recommendations [17]. Complex sample analysis method was used to account for the study design and sample weight