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Table 4 Distribution of responses to HFIAS questions at West Abaya district, 2015 (N = 779)

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

HFIAS questions/indicators/ Occurrence Frequency of occurrence (yes)
No Yes Rarely Sometimes Often
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Worried households 482 (61.9) 297 (38.1) 87 (11.2) 106 (13.6) 104 (13.4)
Were you or any household member not able to eat the kinds of foods you preferred due to lack? 482 (61.9) 297 (38.1) 101 (13) 99 (12.7) 97 (12.5)
Did you or any household member eat just a few kinds of food for a day due to a lack? 495 (63.5) 284 (36.5) 94 (12.1) 99 (12.7) 91 (11.7)
Did you or any household member eat food that you preferred not to eat due to lack? 534 (68.5) 245 (31.5) 81 (10.4) 92 (11.8) 72 (9.2)
Did you or any household member eat a smaller meal than you felt you needed due to lack? 518 (66.5) 261 (33.5) 85 (10.9) 100 (12.8) 76 (9.8)
Did you/any other household member eat fewer meals in a day because there was not enough food? 533 (68.4) 246 (31.6) 82 (10.5) 84 (10.8) 80 (10.3)
Was there ever no food at all in your household because there was no resource to get more? 597 (76.6) 182 (23.4) 68 (8.7) 62 (8) 52 (6.7)
Did you or any household member go to sleep at night hungry because there was not enough food? 624 (80.1) 155 (19.9) 65 (8.3) 52 (6.7) 38 (4.9)
Did you/any household member go a day without eating anything because there was not enough food? 681 (87.4) 98 (12.6) 39 (5) 25 (3.2) 34 (4.4)