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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: Assessment of food insecurity and its determinants in the rural households in Damot Gale Woreda, Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Sex HH head
Male 132 85.2
Female 23 14.8
Marital status HH head
Married 141 91
Divorced 6 3.9
Widow 6 3.9
Widower 2 1.3
Marital form of HH head
Polygamous 12 7.3
Monogamous 143 92.7
Religion of HH head
Orthodox 16 10.3
Protestant 136 87.7
Catholic 3 1.9
Age of HH head
15–24 9 5.8
25–34 27 17.4
35–49 85 54.8
50–64 26 16.8
65–100 8 5.2
HH size distribution
0–3 15 9.7
4–6 57 36.8
7–10 69 44.5
Above 10 14 9
HH head educational status
Cannot read and write 68 43.9
Primary school 63 40.6
Secondary level 22 14.2
Higher level (diploma) 2 1.3
  1. Source: Field survey, 2014
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