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Table 1 Coefficients and statistical significance for odds ratio (OR) of having three versus two or less meals per day during seasons of plenty and scarcity (n = 84)

From: Determinants of seasonal food security among smallholder farmers in south-central Uganda

Variables Model Coefficients P value OR
Soil quality (fair) Plenty > 2 − 0.081 0.901 0.923
  Scarcity > 2 − 0.587 0.507 0.908
Soil quality (good) Plenty > 2 − 0.002 0.998 0.998
  Scarcity > 2 − 0.899 0.536 1.704
Off-farm income** Plenty > 2 − 0.067 0.909 0.935
  Scarcity > 2 − 2.053 0.033 0.128
Total acreage** Plenty > 2 0.368 0.015 1.444
  Scarcity > 2 0.533 0.007 1.704
ln (banana yield)** Plenty > 2 0.622 0.043 1.863
  Scarcity > 2 0.497 0.197 1.644
ln (coffee yield) Plenty > 2 − 0.077 0.636 0.926
  Scarcity > 2 − 0.112 0.568 0.894
ln (maize yield)* Plenty > 2 0.247 0.508 1.281
  Scarcity > 2 0.946 0.097 2.574
ln (bean yield)* Plenty > 2 0.793 0.064 2.210
  Scarcity > 2 1.157 0.060 3.180
Years lived in village Plenty > 2 − 0.017 0.380 0.983
  Scarcity > 2 − 0.007 0.792 0.993
Household size Plenty > 2 − 0.094 0.420 0.910
  Scarcity > 2 − 0.048 0.759 0.953
Electricity Plenty > 2 0.172 0.787 1.188
  Scarcity > 2 0.879 0.293 2.408
Education Plenty > 2 − 0.025 0.816 0.976
  Scarcity > 2 0.131 0.358 1.138
Test   χ 2 df P value
Overall model evaluation     
 Likelihood ratio test Plenty 21.462 1 0.029
  Scarcity 31.566 1 0.001
Goodness-of-fit test     
 Hosmer and Lemeshow Plenty 6.748 8 0.564
  Scarcity 13.763 8 0.088
  1. **Significant at P ≤ 0.05; *significant at 0.10