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Table 4 Logistic regression results – Odds ratios- for morbidity from five diseases*; as the food security independent variable 1- is family living with food insecurity

From: The demographic and morbidity characteristics of a population receiving food support in Israel

  Anemia Hyperlipidemia Diabetes mellitus Heart disease Hyper-tension
Household with food insecurity 0.97 2.43** 1.82 4.65** 3.06**
Age 0.99 1.06*** 1.09*** 1.05*** 1.09***
Married 0.74 1.42 3.31*** 1.43 1.31
Jew 3.60*** 1.68 2.31 (omitted) 1.2
Ultra-Orthodox 0.39*** 0.49 0.57 0.41 0.61
Num. of persons in household 1.02 1 1 1 1.04
Receive disability benefits 1.89** 4.16*** 4.09*** 1.25 2.46***
Receive income support 1.03 0.62 0.74 1.14 1.11
In debt 1.21 1.08 0.87 0.95 0.67
Income per capita 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Statistics
 N 362 362 362 319 362
 chi2 24.74 76.72 76.08 23.66 68.91
  1. Anemia, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension
  2. legend: * p < .1; ** p < .05; *** p < .01