Accepted 31st January, 2019
This study is related to food security and seeks to identify socioeconomic factors likely to explain the nutritional status of private and public employees from Bukavu’s town. The result of our binary logistic model reveals that the level of education in addition to the rate of access to food resources explain the food security of the two groups under this study. Moreover, the ordered multinomial regression computed thanks to the Food Consumption Score, underscores the fact of working in public sector, the share of income devoted on savings, the rate of access to food resources, and the age of the head of the household as decreasing factors of the likelihood of the household to getting sufficient food, whilst the household’s income, and the share of income devoted on food increase the likelihood of the household to getting sufficient food.
Keyword: Food security, Food Consumption Score, Household, Private sector, Public sector, Bukavu’s town