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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of households at West Abaya district (N = 779)

From: Household food insecurity and associated factors in West Abaya district, Southern Ethiopia, 2015

Characteristics N (%)
Gender of household heads  
Male 636 (81.6)
Female 143 (18.4)
Age distribution of household heads (years)  
18–35 282 (36.2)
36–44 145 (18.6)
45–64 225 (28.9)
65 and above 127 (16.3)
Marital status of household heads  
Married 636 (81.6)
Others (single, widowed, and divorced) 143 (18.4)
Educational status of household heads  
No formal education 278 (35.7)
Formal education 501 (64.3)
Household or family size  
Less or equal to 3 363 (46.6)
4 and above 416 (53.4)
Dependent members in the household  
Less than or equal to 1 442 (56.7)
2 and above 337 (43.3)