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Table 2 Definition of variables, measurement, descriptive statistics and hypotheses

From: Analysis of poverty, income inequality and their effects on food insecurity in southern Ethiopia

Variables Measurements Descriptive statistics Hypotheses
Frequency (%)/mean (St. Dev.) Poverty Income inequality
Sex Male/female 155 (68.7)
Age Years 43.40 (12.24)  ±   ± 
Education Years 10.05 (5.08)  + 
Family size Adult equivalent 5.26 (2.26)  + 
Marital status 1. Married 177 (77.9)  ±   
2. Single 8 (3.52)   
3. Widowed 29 (12.78)   
4. Divorced 13 (5.73)   
Energy source—electricity Yes/no 180 (79.30)  + 
Main occupation 1. Unemployed 25 (11)  ±   ± 
2. Agriculture 43 (19)   
3. Trade 66 (29)   
4. Wage worker 93 (41)   
Remittance Yearly in birr 61.25 (249.06)  + 
Savings Monthly in birr 740.98 (613.7)  + 
Access to credit Yes/no 211 (92.95)  + 
House ownership Yes/no 178 (78.41)  + 
Water supply Yes/no 167 (73.57)
Health status Sick family member/not 10 (4.41)  
Migration status Migrant family member/not 45 (19.82)    ± 
  1. Source: Own survey, 2019