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Table 3 Household food security and dietary diversity distribution of school age children in Merawi town, North West, Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 396)

From: Dietary diversity among school age children in Merawi town, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2018: a community based cross-sectional study

 ResponseFrequencyPercent
Food security questions items
 In the past 4 weeks, did you worry that your household would not have enough foodYes133.3
No38396.7
 In the past 4 weeks, were you or any household member not able to eat the kinds of foods you preferred because of a lack of resourcesYes123.0
No38497.0
 In the past 4 weeks, did you or any household member have to eat a limited variety of foods due to a lack of resourcesYes102.5
No38697.5
 In the past 4 weeks, did you or any household member have to eat some foods that you really did not want to eat because of a lack of resources to obtain other types of foodYes82.0
No38898.0
 In the past 4 weeks, did you or any household member have to eat a smaller meal than you felt you needed because there was not enough foodYes92.3
No38797.7
 In the past 4 weeks, did you or any household member have to eat fewer meals in a day because there was not enough foodYes82.0
No38898.0
 In the past 4 weeks, was there ever no food to eat of any kind in your household because of lack of resources to get foodYes51.3
No39198.7
 In the past 4 weeks, did you or any household member go to sleep at night hungry because there was not enough foodYes51.3
No39198.7
 In the past 4 weeks, did you or any household member go a whole day and night without eating anything because there was not enough foodYes71.8
No38998.2
Dietary Diversity questions items
 Any local foods, bread, rice noodles, biscuits, or any other foods made from millet, sorghum, maize, rice, wheat, or any other locally available grainYes34687.4
No5012.6
 Any potatoes, yams, manioc, cassava or any other foods made from roots or tubersYes25865.2
No13834.8
 Any vegetablesYes13834.8
No25865.2
 Any fruitsYes11829.8
No27870.2
 Any beef, pork, lamb, goat, rabbit wild game, chicken, duck, or other birds, liver, kidney, heart, or other organ meatsYes18346.2
No21353.8
 Any eggsYes14436.4
No25263.6
 Any fresh or dried fish or shellfishYes338.3
No36391.7
 Any foods made from beans, peas, lentils, or nutsYes21353.8
No18346.2
 Any cheese, yogurt, milk or other milk productsYes19549.2
No20150.8
 Any foods made with oil, fat, or butterYes28772.5
No11927.5
 Any sugar or honeyYes18145.7
No21554.3
 Any other foods, such as condiments, coffee, teaYes21253.5
No18446.5