Table 3

Predictors of highest grade completed§ by adolescents in Southwest Ethiopia

Predictors

Bivariate

Multivariable


β

P

β

P



Female gender

-0.21

0.083

-

-

Age in completed years

0.76

< 0.001

0.66

< 0.001

Adolescent food insecurity

-0.45

0.003

-0.44

< 0.001

Severe household food insecurity

-0.63

< 0.001

-0.41

< 0.001

The highest grade the adolescent aspires to complete

0.30

< 0.001

0.17

< 0.001

Residence in semi urban area*,f

0.70

< 0.001

-0.92

< 0.001

Residence in rural areaf

-3.04

< 0.001

-2.70

< 0.001

Gender of the head of the household

0.77

< 0.001

-0.10

0.402

Household income

0.01

< 0.001

0.00

0.235


§The highest grade completed in school refers to the grade attained 1 year after the collection of data on predictors.

Coefficients as obtained from a multivariable linear regression model [adjusted R² = 0.48].

Multivariable models with the highest grade completed by the adolescents as dependent variable and predictors with P < 0.05 of the bivariate model.

*Yebbu, Serbo & Dedo Towns.

Parameters estimates adjusted for gender, household income, gender of the household head and the tabulated variables.

fUrban was used as a reference category in the multivariable model.

Belachew et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:29   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-29

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