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Table 4 Ordered logit coefficient estimates for food security

From: Household adoption of soil-improving practices and food insecurity in Ghana

Independent variable Coefficient Standard error z p> | z| 95% confidence interval
Adoption of soil imp. 0.187 0.493 0.380 0.704 -0.778 1.152
Chemical fertilizer 0.979 0.489 2.000 0.045 0.021 1.937
Commercial seed 0.766 0.536 1.430 0.153 -0.285 1.817
Herbicides 0.596 0.560 1.060 0.287 -0.502 1.694
Insecticide -0.983 0.468 -2.100 0.036 -1.900 -0.066
Medium-quality soil 2.439 0.541 4.510 0.000 1.379 3.498
Off-farm activity 0.396 0.481 0.820 0.410 -0.546 1.338
Seasonal lease -0.113 0.553 -0.200 0.838 -1.198 0.972
Share cropping -0.497 0.713 -0.700 0.486 -1.896 0.901
Income 0.017 0.010 1.750 0.080 -0.002 0.036
Education level 0.468 0.414 1.130 0.259 -0.344 1.280
Household size 0.009 0.101 0.090 0.929 -0.189 0.207
Age of house head 0.013 0.016 0.780 0.435 -0.019 0.044
Extension service -0.632 0.513 -1.230 0.218 -1.637 0.373
μ a 1.281 1.448    -1.557 4.119
μ b 4.946 1.525    1.957 7.934
μ c 5.976 1.554    2.930 9.021
  1. Number of observation = 116.
  2. Chi squared = 35.00, probability >chi squared = 0.002.
  3. Pseudo R2 = 0.13.