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Table 5 Logistic regression results-Odds Ratios- for morbidity from five diseases/conditions(listed below) as the independent variable 2- Food Insecurity Scale Score

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

  Anemia Hyper-lipidemia Diabetes mellitus Heart disease Hyper-tension
Food insecurity scale score 1.05 1.20*** 1.16* 1.31*** 1.21**
Age 0.99 1.06*** 1.08*** 1.05*** 1.09***
Married 0.78 1.55 3.70*** 1.65 1.42
Jew 3.60*** 1.54 2.17 (omitted) 1.09
Ultra-Orthodox 0.41** 0.46* 0.54 0.36* 0.56
Num. of persons in household 1.02 1.01 1 1.02 1.06
Receive disability benefits 1.90** 3.96*** 3.95*** 1.15 2.32***
Receive income support 0.99 0.60* 0.73 1.12 1.1
In debt 1.2 1.04 0.86 0.91 0.65
Income per capita 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Statistics
 N 362 362 362 319 362
 chi2 25.57 79 77.84 25.72 69.7
  1. Anemia, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension
  2. legend: *p < .1; ** p < .05; *** p < .01