Table 3: Multivariable logistic regression analyses of the relationship between difficulty making ends meet and malnutrition risk in women aged 70–79 ( ).

Model 1
OR (95% CI)
Model 2
OR (95% CI)
Model 3
OR (95% CI)

Monthly finances
 Some money left (ref)
 Just enough to make ends meet1.80 (1.08, 3.00)
1.42 (0.83, 2.44)
1.54 (0.88, 2.68)
 Not enough to make ends meet4.55 (2.26, 9.14)3.62 (1.75, 7.48)4.08 (1.95, 8.52)
Education (years)1.00 (0.95, 1.04)1.00 (0.96, 1.03)
Income
 $25,000≤ (ref)
 $10,000–24,999 0.90 (0.43, 1.86)0.81 (0.40, 1.66)
 $6,000–9,9990.80 (0.37, 1.72)0.60 (0.27, 1.32)
 <$6,0003.06 (1.41, 6.60)2.54 (1.07, 5.99)
Other demographics
Age (years)1.12 (1.03, 1.22)
Race
 White (ref)
 Black0.85 (0.47, 1.54)
Marital status
 Married (ref)
 Widowed1.91 (0.99, 3.69)
 Separated/divorced1.74 (0.63, 4.79)
 Never married1.88 (0.57, 6.21)