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Table 2 Frequency of occurrence of behaviors, experiences, and conditions indicating food deficit and hunger in households at DHDSS, 2016

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

Condition Frequency of occurrence (percent)
Rarely
(1–2 times per 4 wk)
Sometimes (3–10 times per 4wk) Many times (> 10 times per 4 week) Total households affected
Worried the family wouldn’t get enough food 2078(27.7) 3609(48.1) 1816 (24.2) 7503 (100)
Any of the family members were not getting the food they want 1989(30.36) 3448(52.63) 1114 [17] 6551(100)
Any of the family members forced to eat limited types of food 1577(25.05) 3193(50.71) 1526(24.24) 6296(100)
Any of the family member forced to eat the food they didn’t want 1441(37.4) 1962(51) 448(11.6) 3851(100)
Any of the family members forced to eat small amount of food 1667(31.1) 2835(52.8) 861(16.1) 5363(100)
Any of the family members forced to decrease meal frequency 1816(36.2) 2506(50.0) 689(13.8) 5011(100)
Complete absence of food at home 597(50.94) 434(37.03) 141(12.03) 1172(100)
Any of the family members spend nights feeling hungry 561(57.42) 333(34.08) 83(8.5) 977(100)
Any of the family members spend the whole day without eating food 319(62.06) 147(28.06) 48(9.34) 514(100)