Table 4

Estimates of effect of free school breakfast programme on children's school attendance

Probability of school attendance rate <95%OR*
EstimateLower 95% CIUpper 95% CIEstimateLower 95% CIUpper 95% CIp Value
  • A generalised linear mixed model was used to evaluate the main treatment effect between intervention and control phases, adjusting for age, gender, ethnicity and school terms (ie, secular trend). School was fitted as a random effect to adjust for the cluster effect and the variability across schools.

  • * Reference group is those who achieved an attendance rate of 95% or higher; OR<1 indicates a better treatment effect if statistically significant.