Table 3

Proportion of mothers and children responding affirmatively to food security constructs
Food security construct Affirmative response Kappa ( p -value) Strength of Agreement
Mother n (%)1 Child n (%)2
Worry about food supplies 46 (92) 25 (50) 0.08 (0.15) slight
Run out of food supplies 30 (60) 23 (46) 0.02 (0.45) slight
Low cost foods for children 30 (60) 27 (54) 0.23 (0.05) fair
Lack of a balanced diet for children 29 (58) 20 (40) 0.19 (0.08) slight
Children not eating enough 17 (34) 16 (32) 0.05 (0.36) slight
Reduce children’s portion sizes 6 (12) 17 (34) 0.10 (0.19) slight
Children skip meals 6 (12) 15 (30) 0.14 (0.13) slight
Children are hungry 2 (4) 4 (8) −0.06 (0.66) poor
Children go full day without eating 1 (2) 6 (12) 0.26 (0.003) fair

1 Affirmative response is a combination of “often true” and “sometimes true”.

2 Affirmative response is a combination of “a lot” and “sometimes”.

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Nalty et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:15   doi:10.1186/1475–2891-12–15

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