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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study, DHDSS, 2016

From: Reducing amount and frequency of meal as a major coping strategy for food insecurity

Variables Frequency Percent
Sex of the household head
 Female 4261 28.11
 Male 10,898 71.89
Residence
 Rural 9949 65.63
 Urban 5210 34.37
Household size
 1–4 8711 57.47
 5–8 6056 39.94
 9+ 392 2.59
Wealth status
 Low income 4293 28.52
 Middle income 5862 38.94
 Better income 4898 32.54
Marital status of household head
 Married 10,048 66.29
 Single 1202 7.93
 Divorced 1435 9.47
 Widowed 1901 12.54
 Separated 573 3.78
Religion
 Orthodox 14,574 96.14
 Islam 582 3.84
 Others 3 0.02
Household Head’s level of education
 Unable to read and write 7428 49
 Able to read and write 3395 22.4
 Primary education 1623 10.71
 Secondary education 1764 11.64
 Tertiary education 949 6.26
Occupation
 Student 731 4.82
 Farmer 10,339 68.2
 All types of paid job 3345 22.07
 Unemployed 320 2.11
aOthers 424 2.8
  1. aOthers: Beggars, retired, who get different aids,