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Table 1 Measurement scale for food security. Source: [27]

From: Prevalence of household food insecurity in wetland adjacent areas of Uganda

Dependence ratio Number of meals per day Scale of food insecurity (0–3) Category of food insecurity
≥ 0.5 ≤ 2 3 Totally insecure
< 0.5 ≤ 2 2 Highly insecure
≥ 0.5 > 2 1 Moderately insecure
< 0.5 > 2 0 Secure