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Table 4 Association between enrolment in school feeding program and absenteeism from class among 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

Simple linear regressions Multiple linear regressiona
β coefficientb t statistic P value β coefficientb t statistic P value
−1.297 −6.650 < 0.001 −1.068 − 4.984 < 0.001
  1. aadjusted for child age, maternal educational status, mother’s occupation, father’s occupation, size of agricultural land, food insecurity status
  2. bcoding scheme: 0 = non-beneficiaries, 1 = SFP beneficiaries