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Table 5 Predictors of household food insecurity at West Abaya district, 2015 (N = 779)

From: Household food insecurity and associated factors in West Abaya district, Southern Ethiopia, 2015

Characteristics (N = 779) Household food insecurity status AOR (95% CI)
Food insecure (N = 297) Food secure (N = 482)
Sex of household heads    
Male 180 456 1
Female 117 26 2.02 (1.12–3.67)*
Age distribution of household heads    
18–35 58 224 1
36–44 35 110 2.12 (1.43–3.14)*
45–64 93 132 6.51 (3.23–13)*
65 and above 111 16 7.12 (3.5–14.8)**
Marital status of household heads    
Coupled (married) 196 440 1
Others (single, widowed, and divorced) 101 42 2.6 (1.53–4.26)*
Educational status of household heads    
No formal education 166 112 1.3 (0.82–2.00)
Formal education 131 370 1
Household/family size (numbers)    
Less or equal to 3 88 275 1
4 and above 209 207 2.4 (1.7–3.5)**
Dependent members (number)    
Less or equal to 1 133 309 1
2 and above 164 173 1.23 (0.57–2.4)
Land owned (hectares)    
Less or equal 1.5 240 270 1.73 (1.12–2.7)*
1.6 and above 57 212 1
Oxen ownership (number)    
No ox 193 310 0.84 (0.44–1.63)
One ox 71 83 1.13 (0.7–2.5)
2 and above 33 89 1
Livestock ownership (TLU)    
Less than 2.5 249 329 1.51 (0.9–2.5)
2.5 and above 48 153 1
  1. P value <0.05 significant association
  2. ** P value <0.01 highly significant association