# Table 6 A logistic regression showing predictors of severe poverty

Variable

kâ€‰=â€‰3

kâ€‰=â€‰4

kâ€‰=â€‰5

kâ€‰=â€‰6

Odds Ratio

T-Stat

P-Value

Odds Ratio

T-Stat

P-Value

Odds Ratio

T-Stat

P-Value

Odds Ratio

T-Stat

P-Value

â€ƒYouthful age (21â€“35) years

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

â€ƒMiddle age (36â€“59) years

6.374

1.61

0.106

0.8

âˆ’0.58

0.564

0.944

âˆ’0.22

0.826

1.529

1.52

0.128

â€ƒOld age (above 60â€‰years)

0.616

âˆ’0.79

0.432

1.021

0.06

0.954

0.822

âˆ’0.86

0.392

0.925

âˆ’0.35

0.725

Child Age

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

2.062

1.26

0.209

1.483

1.37

0.169

1.205

1.01

0.312

**0.667

âˆ’2.13

0.033

Child Gender

â€ƒMale

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â Â Â Â

â€ƒFemale

0.979

âˆ’0.04

0.966

1.379

1.24

0.217

1.262

1.38

0.168

0.835

âˆ’1.05

0.295

Communities

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â

â€ƒBoromo

**0.133

âˆ’2.5

0.012

0.345

0.14

âˆ’â€‰255

0.576

âˆ’1.79

0.073

0.581

âˆ’1.61

0.106

â€ƒKona

0.309

âˆ’1.13

0.257

0.676

0.32

âˆ’0.83

0.62

âˆ’1.58

0.115

0.746

âˆ’0.88

0.377

0.279

âˆ’1.56

0.118

0.898

0.33

âˆ’0.29

0.671

âˆ’1.73

0.083

**0.608

âˆ’2.08

0.037

0.298

âˆ’1.41

0.159

1.098

0.46

0.22

1.442

1.39

0.164

**2.253

3.23

0.001

Number of children/woman

â€ƒOne to five

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â

â€ƒAbove five

1.602

0.84

0.402

1.284

0.88

0.38

**1.495

2.18

0.029

1.233

1.13

0.259

Education status of HH

â€ƒNo education

0.423

âˆ’1.52

0.129

0.619

âˆ’1.34

0.181

1.021

0.08

0.934

0.769

âˆ’1

0.319

â€ƒFormal education

2.585

1.34

0.18

0.615

âˆ’1.55

0.121

0.937

âˆ’0.32

0.751

1.14

0.63

0.529

â€ƒInformal

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â

Longstanding illness of HH

â€ƒAbsent

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â

â€ƒPresent

1.796

0.82

0.412

0.8742

âˆ’0.39

0.697

1.324

1.18

0.237

**1.617

2.16

0.03

Marital status

â€ƒMonogamy

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

â€ƒPolygamy

**5.571

2.69

0.007

**1.964

2.29

0.022

**1.473

1.97

0.049

1.464

1.89

0.059

â€ƒSingle

1

Â Â

1

(empty)

Â

1.315

0.53

0.599

1.064

0.12

0.906

Household Size

â€ƒEight and above

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

â€ƒOne to seven persons

2.779

1.74

0.082

**2.281

2.63

0.009

1.398

1.67

0.094

1.237

1.03

0.304

Motherâ€™s education status

â€ƒNone

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

â€ƒFormal education

0.49

âˆ’1.07

0.284

0.619

âˆ’1.34

0.181

**0.494

âˆ’2.69

0.007

0.829

âˆ’0.65

0.518

â€ƒInformal education

0.287

âˆ’1.79

0.074

0.615

âˆ’1.55

0.121

0.666

âˆ’â€‰1.25

0.212

0.647

âˆ’1.19

0.236

Longstanding illness of mother

â€ƒAbsent

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

â€ƒPresent

0.72

âˆ’0.64

0.521

1.156

0.53

0.594

1.194

0.99

0.32

1.148

0.77

0.441

Income source

â€ƒFarm activities

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

â€ƒâ€ƒNon-farm activities

0.406

âˆ’1.58

0.114

**0.311

âˆ’3.96

0.000

**0.656

âˆ’2.09

0.036

0.683

âˆ’1.64

0.1

â€ƒâ€ƒNone

3.703

1.41

0.159

1.944

1.58

0.114

**2.541

3.97

0.000

**2.472

4.09

0.000

Household debts

â€ƒHH without debts

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

1.00

Â Â

â€ƒHH with debts

0.896

âˆ’0.21

0.837

**1.013

0.29

0.04

1.286

1.33

0.184

1.032

0.17

0.866

1. PÂ <â€‰0.05,Â **indicate significant difference at 5%