Table 3

Trend of food insecurity and proportion of adolescents with height for age z-scores below −1 by food security and round of follow up
Variables Food insecurity status P Total
Food secure Food insecure
n (%) n (%)
Round of survey
 Baseline 1656(79.5) 428(20.5) <0.001 2084
 Year 1 987(51.6) 924(48.4) 1911
 Year 2 1043(72.9) 388(27.1) 1431
Height for age below -1Z score of the WHO reference
Baseline
 Yes 747(46.1) 198(49.3) 0.260 915
 No 838(53.9) 204(50.7) 1042
Year 1
 Yes 419(44.7) 435(50.8) 0.010 854
 No 519(53.3) 422(49.2) 941
Year 2
 Yes 496(47.4) 176(45.0) 0.430 672
 No 551(52.6) 215(55.0) 766

Belachew et al.

Belachew et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:55   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-55

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