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Table 5 Distribution of respondents by household food insecurity indicators (access scale)

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

Characteristics (reference period of 4 weeks) Frequency Percent
Worry about food shortage during the last 4 weeks
Yes 108 69.9
No 47 30.1
Inability to eat the preferred food
Yes 111 71.6
No 44 28.4
Eaten a limited variety of food
Yes 106 68.3
No 49 31.7
Unable to eat the preferred variety of food due to lack of resources
Yes 74 48
No 81 52
Eaten smaller amount of food
Yes 103 66.4
No 52 33.6
Ever missed a number of meals per day
Yes 101 64.9
No 54 35.1
Ever no food to eat
Yes 0 0
No 155 100
Sleeping without eating any food
Yes 0 0
No 155 100
Spending the day and night without eating any food during the last 4 weeks
Yes 0 0
No 155 100
  1. Source: Field survey, 2014
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