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Table 3 Association between enrollment in school feeding program and anthropometric status of school children in Boricha district, Southern Ethiopia, February 2016

From: School feeding program has resulted in improved dietary diversity, nutritional status and class attendance of school children

Outcome Simple linear regression Multiple linear regressiona
β coefficientb t statistic p value β coefficientb t statistic p value
Height-for-age z-score 0.720 4.819 < 0.001 0.735 4.533 < 0.001
BMI-for-age z-score 0.571 5.413 < 0.001 0.563 4. 807 < 0.001
  1. aadjusted for child age, maternal educational status, mother’s occupation, father’s occupation, household wealth index, size of agricultural land, food insecurity status
  2. bcoding scheme: 0 = non-beneficiaries, 1 = SFP beneficiaries