Food Insecurity among In-school Adolescents in Ghana: What are the Determinants?

Taylor and Francis
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Journal Article
Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 2021, pp. 1-13
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This study sought to examine the prevalence and determinants of food insecurity among in-school adolescents in Ghana. Both bivariate and multivariate analyses were done. The results showed that 57.8% of in-school adolescents had experienced food insecurity. Age [AOR = 1.61; CI = 1.22–2.12], grade [AOR = 1.69; CI = 1.19–2.40], being bullied [AOR = 1.81; CI = 1.39–2.35] and suicidal ideation [AOR = 0.70; CI = 0.50–0.94] were associated with food insecurity. Understanding the prevalence of food insecurity among in-school adolescents in Ghana is useful in providing interventions in schools that will provide alternative feeding for students.
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