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Table 6 Results of logistic regression analysis for selected explanatory variables on food insecurity

From: Assessment of food insecurity and its determinants in the rural households in Damot Gale Woreda, Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia

Variables B SE Wald df Sig. Exp(B) 95 CI for EXP(B)
Lower Upper
HH Size 0.748 0.320 5.467 1 0.019 2.113 1.129 3.955
Livestock number − 1.351 0.477 8.005 1 0.005 0.259 0.102 0.660
Educational level of HH head − 5.626 1.3229 17.934 1 0.000 0.004 0.000 0.049
Sex of HH head 0.994 0.556 3.203 1 0.075 2.703 1.910 6.032
Age of HH head’s 0.391 0.193 4.099 1 0.043 1.479 1.013 2.159
Small land size 0.755 0.321 5.526 1 0.019 2.128 1.134 3.993
Not using credit use by the HH 0.343 0.195 3.102 1 0.078 1.409 0.962 2.064
Lacking confidence of HH 0.609 0.205 8.839 1 0.003 1.839 1.231 2.747
Borrowing money from informal rural money lenders 1.150 0.503 5.222 1 0.022 3.157 1.178 8.463
Marital form 0.139 0.110 1.602 1 0.206 1.150 0.926 1.427
Not using agricultural inputs 1.008 0.303 11.098 1 0.001 2.740 1.514 4.959
Distance to the market 0.130 0.084 2.423 1 0.120 1.39 0.967 1.341
Not involving petty trade 1.229 0.400 9.447 1 0.002 3.417 1.561 7.480
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