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Table 2 Prevalence of household’s food accessibility, food shortage and mean days of food shortage by village type (30 days preceding the date of survey), Dhanbad, Jharkhand, 2015.

From: Does coal mining affect household food security? An empirical study of Dhanbad, India

  Villages not affected by mining activity Villages affected by mining activity Total
Food accessibility
 Two square meals a day 9.1 3.8 6.5
 Three square meals a day 90.9 96.1 93.5
 Prevalence of Food shortage 51.9 39.4 45.7
Mean days of food shortage [± S.D] 5.1 [± 3.3] 7.4 [± 4.9] 6.1 [± 4.2]
N 208 208 416
  1. N total household sample, SD standard deviation