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Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(1): 26-28.
PMID: 29664667
Scopus ID: 85044316415
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Food Security and its Related Factors in the Rural Households of Bam City in Iran: A Logistic Regression Model Approach

Saeed Khodabakhshzadeh 1, Samira Amirzadeh Moradabadi 2, Sadegh Khodabakhshzadeh 3, Mohammad Baniasadi 4, Touraj Harati Khalilabad 5*

1 Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran
2 Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Agriculture, Zabol University, Zabol, Iran
3 Accounting and Chief Financial Officer Campus, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran
4 Department of Medical Medicine, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran
5 Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Corresponding Author: Touraj Harati Khalilabad, PhD Student; Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Tel: +2188671615, Email: Toorajharati@gmail.com

Abstract

Awareness of the food security status of rural population and its influencing factors is essential for policy makers, public health institutions and the development of rural programs. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2017 on 384 rural households in Bam city. The data was collected via the 6-item USDA questionnaire. Logistic regression was used to determine the relationship between social, economic and health factors with food security. The results indicate that 35.67% of households had full food security status, 24.47% had medium food security status and 7.04% had food insecurity status. Despite the high level of food insecurity in Bam rural households, creating employment opportunities for increasing household income, reforming inappropriate food habits, and increasing households’ nutritional awareness might be effective in promoting food security.

Cite this article as: Khodabakhshzadeh S, Amirzadeh Moradabadi S, Khodabakhshzadeh S, Baniasadi M, Harati Khalilabad T. Food security and its related factors in the rural households of Bam city in Iran: A logistic regression model approach. Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(1):26–28.
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Submitted: 07 Jun 2017
Accepted: 16 Dec 2017
ePublished: 01 Jan 2018
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