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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of the dependent and independent variables

From: ‘Hunger in early life’: exploring the prevalence and correlates of child food insecurity in Canada

Variable OR SE 95% CI
Immigration status
 No Reference    
 Yes 1.08** 0.02 1.02 1.12
Visible minority status
 No Reference    
 Yes 1.13*** 0.03 1.08 1.18
Living arrangement
 Couple Reference    
 Lone 1.85*** 0.04 1.76 1.94
 Other 1.22 0.04 1.14 1.30
Household size
 2 Reference    
 3 0.65*** 0.02 0.60 0.70
 4 0.58*** 0.02 0.54 0.62
 5 or more 0.67*** 0.02 0.62 0.72
Province of residence
 Quebec Reference    
 Newfoundland and Labrador 1.27*** 0.08 1.12 1.43
 Prince Edward Island 1.18* 0.10 1.00 1.39
 Nova Scotia 1.22*** 0.07 1.10 1.36
 New Brunswick 1.28*** 0.08 1.14 1.44
 Ontario 1.14*** 0.03 1.08 1.20
 Manitoba 1.03 0.05 0.93 1.14
 Saskatchewan 1.07 0.06 0.96 1.19
 Alberta 1.14*** 0.04 1.07 1.22
 British Columbia 1.04 0.04 0.97 1.11
 Territories 0.89 0.09 0.73 1.08
Household education
 More than secondary education Reference    
 Secondary education 1.42*** 0.04 1.34 1.50
 Less than secondary education 1.71*** 0.08 1.55 1.88
Household income
 More than $80 K Reference    
 60 K to 80 K 1.42*** 0.05 1.33 1.51
 40 K to 60 K 1.63*** 0.05 1.53 1.74
 20 K to 40 K 2.27*** 0.07 2.13 2.41
 Less than 20 K 2.57*** 0.10 2.38 2.78
Employment
 Yes Reference    
 No 1.38*** 0.03 1.32 1.44
Sense of belonging to community
 Very strong Reference    
 Somewhat strong 1.05 0.03 0.99 1.11
 Somewhat weak 1.21*** 0.04 1.13 1.29
 Very weak 1.59*** 0.07 1.46 1.74
Self-rated physical health
 Excellent Reference    
 Very good 1.11*** 0.03 1.05 1.17
 Good 1.37*** 0.04 1.30 1.45
 Fair 2.04*** 0.09 1.88 2.22
 Poor 2.46*** 0.17 2.15 2.82
Self-rated mental health
 Excellent Reference    
 Very good 1.08** 0.03 1.03 1.14
 Good 1.35*** 0.04 1.28 1.43
 Fair 1.92*** 0.08 1.77 2.08
 Poor 2.68*** 0.22 2.29 3.14
  1. SE Standard Errors
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.01
  4. ***p < 0.001