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Table 3 Predictors of highest grade completed§ by adolescents in Southwest Ethiopia

From: Food insecurity, school absenteeism and educational attainment of adolescents in Jimma Zone Southwest Ethiopia: a longitudinal study

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
  1. §The highest grade completed in school refers to the grade attained 1 year after the collection of data on predictors.
  2. Coefficients as obtained from a multivariable linear regression model [adjusted R² = 0.48].
  3. Multivariable models with the highest grade completed by the adolescents as dependent variable and predictors with P < 0.05 of the bivariate model.
  4. *Yebbu, Serbo & Dedo Towns.
  5. Parameters estimates adjusted for gender, household income, gender of the household head and the tabulated variables.
  6. fUrban was used as a reference category in the multivariable model.