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Table 3 Result of the mediation analysis

From: Maternal health status and household food security on determining childhood anemia in Bangladesh -a nationwide cross-sectional study

Effect of the factors Coefficient SE z P 95% CI
Direct effect of household food security on childhood anemia (a path) 0.04 .025 1.61 0.11 −0.01 - 0.09
Direct effect of household food security on maternal anemia (d path) 0.06 .025 2.29 0.02* 0.01–0.11
Direct effect of household food security on maternal BMI (b path) 0.07 .025 2.62 0.01* 0.02–0.12
Direct effect of household food security on childhood stunting (f path) 0.1 0.03 3.94 0.00*** 0.05–0.15
Indirect effect of household food security on childhood anemia 0.02 0.01 2.93 0.00*** 0.01–0.03
Indirect effect of household food security on childhood anemia through maternal BMI (bc path) 0.02 0.02 0.71 0.48 −0.03-0.07
Indirect effect of household food security on childhood anemia through maternal anemia (de path) 0.16 0.02 6.59 0.00*** 0.11–0.21
Indirect effect of household food security on childhood anemia through childhood stunting (fg path) 0.05 0.03 2.11 0.04* 0.00–0.10
Total effect of household food security on childhood anemia. 0.06 0.03 2.22 0.03* 0.01–0.11
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001