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Table 1 Calculation of CSI value and example of Dejio Focus Group Discussion

From: Food coping strategies in northern Ghana. A socio-spatial analysis along the urban–rural continuum

In the last 30 days, if there have been times when you did not have enough food or money to buy food, how often did your household had to All the time (every-day) Pretty often (3–6× per week) Once in a while (1–2× per week) Hardly at all (<1× per week) Never
(0× per week)
Raw frequency score (F) Severity value (S) Score: F × S
Relative frequency value 7 4.5 1.5 0.5 0    
1. Rely on less preferred and less expensive food? x      7 1 7
2. Borrow food or rely on help from a friend or relative?    x    1.5 4 6
3. Purchase food on credit?     x   0.5 4 2
4. Gather wild food? x      7 4 28
5. Hunt wild animals?      x 0 x 0
6. Harvest immature crops    x    1.5 2 3
7. Consume seed stock held for next season   x     4.5 4 18
8. Send children to eat with neighbours?    x    1.5 4 6
9. Limit portion size per meal? x      7 1 7
10. Restrict consumption by adults in order for small children to eat? x      7 3 21
11. Ration the money you have and buy prepared food?      x 0 x 0
12. Reduce number of meals a day? x      7 3 21
13. Skip entire days without eating?      x 0 x 0
14. Sell animals?     x   0.5 2 1
15. Sell charcoal/fire wood?     x   0.5 1 0.5
16. Engage in small trading?      x 0 x 0
Total location score Sum down the totals for each individual strategy 120.5