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Table 6 Results of regression analysis showing determinants of food security

From: Determinants of food insecurity in the rural farm households in South Wollo Zone of Ethiopia: the case of the Teleyayen sub-watershed

  B S.E. Wald d.f Sig. Exp (B) 95% C.I. for Exp (B)
Lower Upper
Gender of household head − .658 .554 1.411 1 .235 .518 .175 1.534
Age of household head − .103 .039 7.146 1 .008* .902 .836 .973
Family size − .849 .245 12.038 1 .001* .428 .265 .691
Number of agricultural labor force .603 .287 4.416 1 .036** 1.828 1.041 3.210
Off-farm income − .874 .518 2.849 1 .091*** .417 .151 1.151
Policy support − .515 .453 1.294 1 .255 .597 .246 1.452
Relief support (food aid) − 1.465 .458 10.241 1 .001* .231 .094 .567
Farming experience .091 .037 5.923 1 .015** 1.095 1.018 1.179
Land redistribution − .464 .436 1.133 1 .287 .629 .268 1.477
Agro-ecological zone − .992 .517 3.685 1 .055*** .371 .135 1.021
Farm land topography − .374 .419 .795 1 .373 .688 .302 1.565
Soil fertility .253 .430 .345 1 .557 1.288 .554 2.994
Erosion .738 1.237 .356 1 .551 2.093 .185 23.656
Constant 10.405 2.739 14.432 1 .000 33,010.035   
  1. *, **, and *** indicate statistical significance at 1, 5, and 10% probability levels, respectively