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Table 3 Multivariate 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
Immigrant status
 No Reference    
 Yes 1.02 0.04 0.94 1.11
Visible minority status
 No Reference    
 Yes 1.12** 0.05 1.03 1.21
Living arrangement
 Couple Reference    
 Lone 1.55*** 0.06 1.44 1.67
 Other 1.05 0.04 0.97 1.13
Household size
 2 Reference    
 3 1.03 0.05 0.94 1.13
 4 1.19** 0.06 1.07 1.31
 5 or more 1.35*** 0.07 1.21 1.49
Province of residence
 Quebec Reference    
 Newfoundland and Labrador 1.35*** 0.10 1.17 1.57
 Prince Edward Island 1.14 0.11 0.94 1.39
 Nova Scotia 1.24** 0.08 1.09 1.41
 New Brunswick 1.33*** 0.09 1.16 1.53
 Ontario 1.18*** 0.04 1.10 1.27
 Manitoba 1.09 0.07 0.97 1.23
 Saskatchewan 1.19** 0.07 1.05 1.34
 Alberta 1.28*** 0.05 1.18 1.39
 British Columbia 1.12* 0.05 1.03 1.22
 Territories 1.18 0.13 0.95 1.48
Household education
 More than secondary education Reference    
 Secondary education 1.11** 0.04 1.04 1.19
 Less than secondary education 1.14* 0.07 1.02 1.28
Household income
 More than $80 K Reference    
 60 K to 80 K 1.35*** 0.05 1.26 1.44
 40 K to 60 K 1.46*** 0.05 1.36 1.57
 20 K to 40 K 1.88*** 0.07 1.74 2.02
 Less than 20 K 1.95*** 0.09 1.78 2.15
Employment
 Yes Reference    
 No 1.03 0.03 0.98 1.09
Sense of belonging to community
 Very strong Reference    
 Somewhat strong 1.07* 0.04 1.00 1.15
 Somewhat weak 1.15*** 0.04 1.07 1.24
 Very weak 1.32*** 0.07 1.19 1.46
Self-rated physical health
 Excellent Reference    
 Very good 1.07* 0.04 1.01 1.15
 Good 1.21*** 0.04 1.12 1.30
 Fair 1.55*** 0.08 1.40 1.71
 Poor 1.61*** 0.14 1.36 1.90
Self-rated mental health
 Excellent Reference    
 Very good 1.05 0.03 0.99 1.12
 Good 1.14*** 0.04 1.07 1.23
 Fair 1.35*** 0.07 1.22 1.50
 Poor 1.53*** 0.14 1.28 1.84
 Log likelihood  −3433.233
 AIC 6938.466
 BIC 7225.519
  1. SE Standard errors
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.01
  4. ***p < 0.001