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Table 4 Socioeconomic variables associated with FeBio consumption in preschool children from 12 to 59 moa

From: Sociodemographic factors associated with low intake of bioavailable iron in preschoolers: National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012, Mexico

Variables12–59 mo
(n = 1012)
12–23 mo
(n = 151)
24–59 mo
(n = 861)
 βSEp valueβSEp valueβSEp value
Age (mo)- 0.0010.0020.4470.0170.0210.4150.0000.0030.990
Regions
North (Reference)
Center- 0.0430.1190.7170.1800.2100.391- 0.0730.1330.583
South- 0.2040.1130.072−0.0090.1490.950- 0.2470.1290.057
Areab
Urban (Reference)
Rural- 0.113*0.0530.036- 0.276*0.1230.026- 0.0860.0580.140
SESc
Low (Reference)
Middle0.123*0.0530.0250 .1280.1320.3330.1160.0580.140
High0.173*0.0750.0220 .2640.2590.3070.158*0.0790.047
  1. aLinear regression models of FeBio consumption in children, adjusted by age, region, area and SES. Every model was adjusted by survey design
  2. bRural area: population < 2500; urban area: population ≥ 2500
  3. cSES socioeconomic status
  4. * Significant association, P < 0.05