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Table 2 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of households (N = 520)

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

Characteristic Mean (SD)
Isingiro (N = 260) Pallisa (N = 260) Pooled (N = 520)
Age of the household head (years) 44.90 (14.906) 47.92 (13.723) 46.41 (14.392)
Education level of the household head (years) 4.38 (5.026) 6.90 (4.471) 5.64 (4.916)
Number of resident people in the household 6.62 (3.153) 9.64 (4.691) 8.13 (4.271)
Number of adults in the household (> 18 years old) 3.08 (2.516) 4.18 (2.294) 3.63 (2.468)
Proximity to wetland (km) 1.86 (1.937) 1.19 (1.289) 1.53 (1.677)
Proximity to market (km) 5.49 (5.497) 3.15 (3.084) 4.32 (4.604)
Land size (acres) 5.44 (18.116) 1.55 (1.457) 3.49 (12.986)
Tropical Livestock Units (TLUs) 4.34 (12.973) 1.88 (1.997) 3.12 (9.354)
Period of residence in area (years) 22.10 (16.230) 36.52 (18.948) 29.88 (19.134)
   % of households
Sex of household head
 Female 10 4 14
 Male 40 46 86
Main occupation of the household head
 Small-scale farmer 42 39 81
 Off-farm occupation 8 11 19
Household owns land
 Yes 45 48 93
 No 5 2 7
Household grows crops
 Yes 47 50 97
 No 3 0 3
Purpose of rearing livestock
 Not commercial 32 35 67
 Commercial 18 15 33
Household has a member in a social group
 Yes 35 24 59
 No 15 26 41
Type of house
 Not permanent 45 38 83
 Permanent 5 12 17