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Table 5 Distribution of households by HFIAS condition

From: Food insecurity of rural households in Boset district of Ethiopia: a suite of indicators analysis

S/no. HFIAS conditions Severity status and number of households
Rarely Sometimes Often
n % n % n %
1 Worried having not enough food 152 51.88 129 44.03 12 4.10
2 Not able to eat the food kinds he/she preferred 55 13.90 212 53.81 127 32.23
3 Able to eat only a limited variety of foods 6 1.52 167 42.39 221 56.09
4 Able to eat some foods that he/she did not want to eat 195 68.18 89 31.12 2 0.70
5 Able to eat a smaller meal than he/she felt needed 47 11.93 208 52.79 139 35.28
6 Able to eat fewer meals/day because there was not enough food 17 4.33 165 41.98 211 53.69
7 Absolutely no food to eat in the household 178 69.80 77 30.20 0 0.00
8 Slept at night hungry because there was not enough food 95 73.08 35 26.92 0 0.00
9 Went a whole day and night hungry b/c there was not enough food 58 85.29 10 14.79 0 0.00
  Total score 803 30.8 1092 41.9 712 27.3
  1. Clues to the severity status
  2. (1) Rarely (once or twice in the past 4 weeks)
  3. (2) Sometimes (three to ten times in the past 4 weeks)
  4. (3) Often (more than ten times in the past 4 weeks)