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Table 2 Multivariate Logistic Regression of Factors Associated with Basic Needs Insecurity, 2019

From: A cross sectional assessment of basic needs insecurity prevalence and associated factors among college students enrolled at a large, public university in the Southeastern U.S

Variable (reference categorya) B P value Odds Ratio 95% CI
Year in school (Sophomore)
Junior 0.58 < 0.01 1.78 1.31–2.42
Senior 0.72 < 0.01 2.06 1.52–2.78
Masters 0.52 < 0.01 1.68 1.18–2.40
PhD or EdD 0.44 0.03 1.55 1.05–2.31
Previous Food Security Status (Previously Food Secure)
Previously Food Insecure 1.21 < 0.01 3.36 2.64–4.28
 Student monthly income −0.17 < 0.01 0.85 0.77–0.92
Family financial support (Yes)
No 0.48 < 0.01 1.61 1.30–2.00
Employment status (Employed)
Unemployed 0.53 < 0.01 1.70 1.34–2.17
Gender (Male)
Female 0.15 0.16 1.16 0.94–1.42
Race (Caucasian/white)
Non-white −0.07 0.57 0.93 0.73–1.19
Ethnicity (Non-Hispanic)
Hispanic 0.40 0.06 1.49 0.98–2.25
Marital Status (Single)
Partnered 0.06 0.67 1.06 0.82–1.36
Residence (On-campus)
Off-campus 0.51 < 0.01 1.67 1.25–2.22
First Generation Student Status (Yes)
No −0.04 0.74 0.96 0.77–1.20
Age −0.03 0.01 0.97 0.95–0.99
  1. α, p < 0.05, significant values are bolded.
  2. aReference category included for categorical variables