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Table 5 Percentage household reported food shortage by expenditure on food and village type, Dhanbad, India, 2015

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

Percentage of household expenditure on food Villages not affected by mining activity Villages affected by mining activity Total
All households Food insecure households All households Food insecure households All households Food insecure households
< 50: Low 32.2 25.0 31.3 13.4 31.7 20.0
50–65: Medium 26.0 25.9 22.6 17.1 24.3 22.1
65–75: High 16.4 18.5 20.2 30.5 18.3 23.7
75 +: Very high 25.5 30.6 26.0 39.0 25.7 34.2
Total (N) 100 (208) 100 (108) 100 (208) 100 (82) 100 (416) 100 (190)