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Table 3 Prevalence of food insecure households by selected household characteristics and villages status, 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
Sex of household head
 Male 49.2 38.1 43.4
 Female 69.0 57.1 65.1
Age of the household head
 21–34 years 66.7 53.3 61.3
 35–54 years 46.8 39.2 43.1
 55 or more years 50.0 34.2 40.8
Household size
 1–3 members 45.7 40.0 42.9
 4–5 members 45.9 47.0 46.4
 6 or more members 65.6 28.8 46.0
Caste group
 SCs/STs 59.7 37.1 51.1
 OBCs 52.5 39.2 44.3
 Forward castes 24.2 43.9 35.1
Schooling of the household head
 No schooling 67.7 46.4 57.6
 1–9 years 59.2 45.6 51.6
 10 + years 32.0 24.2 28.5
Farmland
 No land 58.7 46.9 51.1
 Less than 2 acres 56.9 31.6 48.6
 More than 2 acres 17.2 29.0 23.9
BPL 84.6 50.0 68.0
MGNERGA 67.2 51.7 59.7
Total (N) 51.9 (108) 39.4 (82) 45.7 (190)