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Table 3 Multivariate Logistic Regression of Factors Associated with Food 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 0.18 0.23 1.19 0.89–1.59
Senior −0.01 0.94 0.99 0.75–1.31
Masters −0.27 0.11 0.76 0.54–1.07
PhD or EdD −0.36 0.06 0.69 0.48–1.01
Previous Food Security Status (Previously Food Secure)
Previously Food Insecure 1.57 < 0.01 4.79 3.68–6.26
Student monthly income −0.11 < 0.01 0.89 0.83–0.96
Family financial support (Yes)
No 0.26 0.02 1.30 1.05–1.61
Employment status (Employed)
Unemployed 0.37 0.01 1.443 1.16–1.80
Gender (Male)
Female 0.03 0.80 1.03 0.85–1.25
Race (Caucasian/white)
Non-white −0.10 0.44 0.91 0.72–1.16
Ethnicity (Non-Hispanic or Latino)
Hispanic 0.51 0.02 1.66 1.08–2.53
Marital Status (Single)
Partnered −0.05 0.72 0.96 0.74–1.23
Residence (On-campus)
Off-campus −0.08 0.55 0.92 0.71–1.20
First Generation Student Status (Yes)
No −0.10 0.39 0.91 0.73–1.13
Age −.018 0.09 0.98 0.96–1.00
  1. α, p < 0.05, significant values are bolded.
  2. aReference category included for categorical variables