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Table 2 Linear relationship between anthropometric indicators and NGI in Nepalese children

From: Effective nutrition governance is correlated with better nutrition outcomes in Nepal

Parameter HAZ WHZ
β (SE) p value β (SE) p value
NGI -0.03 (0.02) 0.049 -0.04 (0.02) 0.03
Market distanceb -0.12 (0.13) 0.35 -0.33 (0.07)  < 0.001
Children’s characteristics
 Age (months)
   > 24 -1.84 (0.46)  < 0.001 -0.38 (0.58) 0.51
   ≤ 24 Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Age & NGI
  NGI & > 24 0.02 (0.01) 0.01 0.01 (0.01) 0.38
  NGI & ≤ 24 Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Sex
  Female -0.02 (0.03) 0.50 0.02 (0.03) 0.34
 Month of birth -0.01 (0.00) 0.00 -0.00 (0.01) 0.44
 CDDSa -0.15 (0.01)  < 0.001 -0.01 (0.01) 0.17
 No feverd 0.03 (0.03) 0.33 0.15 (0.02)  < 0.001
Women’s characteristics
 Education 0.04 (0.01)  < 0.001 0.02 (0.00)  < 0.001
 BMI 0.04 (0.01)  < 0.001 0.06 (0.01)  < 0.001
 Age (years) 0.01 (0.00) 0.03 0.00 (0.00) 0.87
 HFIASc
  Mild food insecurity 0.32 (0.12) 0.01 0.09 (0.05) 0.05
  Moderate food insecurity 0.28 (0.10) 0.00 0.17 (0.07) 0.02
  Food secure 0.35 (0.10)  < 0.001 0.12 (0.05) 0.01
  Severe food insecurity Ref Ref Ref Ref
 MSNP Suaahara 0.05 (0.13) 0.69 0.12 (0.14) 0.39
 Intercept -0.07 (0.88) 0.94 0.10 (0.97) 0.92
N 6094 5127
  1. aChild’s diet diversity [31]
  2. bMedian distance to markets within VDCs
  3. cHousehold Food Insecurity and Access Scale
  4. dChild had no fever in past 30 days