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Table 6 A logistic regression showing predictors of severe poverty

From: Decomposing multidimensional child poverty and its drivers in the Mouhoun region of Burkina Faso, West Africa

Variable k = 3 k = 4 k = 5 k = 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
Age of Household Head (HH)
 Youthful age (21–35) years 1.00    1.00    1.00    1.00   
 Middle age (36–59) years 6.374 1.61 0.106 0.8 −0.58 0.564 0.944 −0.22 0.826 1.529 1.52 0.128
 Old age (above 60 years) 0.616 −0.79 0.432 1.021 0.06 0.954 0.822 −0.86 0.392 0.925 −0.35 0.725
Child Age
 Preadolescent (5–9) years 1.00    1.00    1.00    1.00   
 Adolescents (10–19) years 2.062 1.26 0.209 1.483 1.37 0.169 1.205 1.01 0.312 **0.667 −2.13 0.033
Child Gender
 Male 1.00    1.00    1.00      
 Female 0.979 −0.04 0.966 1.379 1.24 0.217 1.262 1.38 0.168 0.835 −1.05 0.295
Communities
 Dédougou             
 Boromo **0.133 −2.5 0.012 0.345 0.14 − 255 0.576 −1.79 0.073 0.581 −1.61 0.106
 Kona 0.309 −1.13 0.257 0.676 0.32 −0.83 0.62 −1.58 0.115 0.746 −0.88 0.377
 Safané 0.279 −1.56 0.118 0.898 0.33 −0.29 0.671 −1.73 0.083 **0.608 −2.08 0.037
 Yé 0.298 −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
 One to five             
 Above 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
 No education 0.423 −1.52 0.129 0.619 −1.34 0.181 1.021 0.08 0.934 0.769 −1 0.319
 Formal education 2.585 1.34 0.18 0.615 −1.55 0.121 0.937 −0.32 0.751 1.14 0.63 0.529
 Informal             
Longstanding illness of HH
 Absent             
 Present 1.796 0.82 0.412 0.8742 −0.39 0.697 1.324 1.18 0.237 **1.617 2.16 0.03
Marital status
 Monogamy 1.00    1.00    1.00    1.00   
 Polygamy **5.571 2.69 0.007 **1.964 2.29 0.022 **1.473 1.97 0.049 1.464 1.89 0.059
 Single 1    1 (empty)   1.315 0.53 0.599 1.064 0.12 0.906
Household Size
 Eight and above 1.00    1.00    1.00    1.00   
 One 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
Mother’s education status
 None 1.00    1.00    1.00    1.00   
 Formal education 0.49 −1.07 0.284 0.619 −1.34 0.181 **0.494 −2.69 0.007 0.829 −0.65 0.518
 Informal education 0.287 −1.79 0.074 0.615 −1.55 0.121 0.666 − 1.25 0.212 0.647 −1.19 0.236
Longstanding illness of mother
 Absent 1.00    1.00    1.00    1.00   
 Present 0.72 −0.64 0.521 1.156 0.53 0.594 1.194 0.99 0.32 1.148 0.77 0.441
Income source
 Farm activities 1.00    1.00    1.00    1.00   
  Non-farm activities 0.406 −1.58 0.114 **0.311 −3.96 0.000 **0.656 −2.09 0.036 0.683 −1.64 0.1
  None 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
 HH without debts 1.00    1.00    1.00    1.00   
 HH with debts 0.896 −0.21 0.837 **1.013 0.29 0.04 1.286 1.33 0.184 1.032 0.17 0.866
  1. P < 0.05, **indicate significant difference at 5%