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Table 3 Inter-correlation of variables associated with nutritional status among women in Narok County, Kenya (n = 649)

From: Household food insecurity access: a predictor of overweight and underweight among Kenyan women

Variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Marital status ––         
2. Educationα –0.054 ––        
3. HFIAS –0.004 0.022 ––       
4. SOL 0.004 –0.002 –0.280** ––      
5. HDDS –0.020 0.048 –0.127** 0.266** ––     
6. Residenceβ 0.047 0.137** 0.098* –0.408* –0.068 ––    
7. Underweightμ 0.044 0.146** 0.078* –0.162** –0.037 0.140** ––   
8. Overweightƛ 0.038 –0.052 –0.133** 0.257** 0.042 –0.169** –0.178** ––  
9. No of children 0.12** 0.138** 0.167* –0.305** –0.154** 0.253** –0.055 0.082* ––
  1. Note: *P <0.05; **P <0.01, HFIAS: Household food insecurity access scale, SOL: Standard of living, HDDS: Household dietary diversity score.
  2. Score. 1 = married, 0 = single, divorced/separated; α1 = post-primary level, 0 = primary and lower level; β1 = urban, 2 = rural; μ1 = underweight, 0 = not underweight; ƛ1 = overweight, 0 = not overweight.