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Table 2 Factors of Breakfast skipping among public primary schools children in Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia, 2019 [n = 848]

From: Breakfast skipping and its relationship with academic performance in Ethiopian school-aged children, 2019

Variables Breakfast Consumption COR AOR
Often Seldom
Children Living circumstances With Both Parents 437 174 1.00 1.00
With mother or father only 65 121 4.675 (3.29, 6.63) 3.3 (2.15,5.19)**
With grandparents or other relatives 23 28 3.05 (1.71, 5.45) 5.8 (2.8,11.8)**
Children’s’ current address Rural 280 275 5.01 (3.52, 7.12) 4.7 (3.14, 7.21) **
Urban 245 48 1.00 1.00
Children’s’ Family jobs Government Employee 22 62 1.00 1.00
Merchant or/and other self-employee 124 40 0.909(.49, 1.66) 0.69(.351.38)
Farmer 261 193 2.08 (1.22,3.51) 1.4(.81, 2.6)
Othersa 78 68 2.45 (1.36, 4.41) 1.8 (.99,. 3.9)
Children’s’ Age group 5-9 80 26 1.00 1.00
10-14. 369 239 1.99 (1.24, 3.19) 1.9 (0.7, 3.3)
15-19 76 58 2.35 (1.34,4.11) 2.7(.99, 5.5)
Academic Behavior At Risk 99 201 7.08 (5.18,9.7) 6.79 (4.6, 9.97)
Not at Risk 426 122 1.00 1.00
Parent guardian Educational status Illiterate 253 227 6.38 (3.1, 13.1) 5.3 (2.28, 12.36)*
Elementary School Complete 134 69 3.66 (1.72,7.79) 4.02 (1.65, 9.8) *
Secondary School Complete 74 18 1.7(.72, 4.12) 1.06(.37, 2.9)
Diploma and Above 64 9 1.00 1.00
Children’s Academic achievement Poor to Fair (less than 50 to 59%) 244 229 2.8 (2.083.77) 2.57(1.77, 3.7) *
Satisfactory to Excellent (60-79%, 80-89% & 90 - 100%) 281 94 1.00 1.00
  1. Note * = P < 0.001; ** P < 0.001; COR- crude odds ratio AOR-Adjusted odds ratio 1: reference category; othersa: daily laborers, house wife and jobless