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Table 9 Poverty, income inequality and their effect on household’s food security status

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

  Food secure (n = 114) % or mean Food insecure (n = 113) % or mean \(\chi^{2}\) or t-test (Std. Error)
Food poverty
 Headcount (Incidence) 38.52 45.86 − 7.34** (0.033)
 Gap (depth) 11.21 18.99 − 7.78* (0.047)
 Severity 0.9 0.07 0.97 (0.068)
Total poverty
 Headcount (incidence) 29.48 38.24 − 9.24** (0.079)
 Gap (depth) 12.06 11.1 0.96 (0.065)
 Severity 6.21 5.24 0.97 (0.068)
Income inequality
 Gini coefficient [0.3911] [0.4785] 0.4472 − 0.09b (0.306)
  1. 1. Variable in parentheses is mean
  2. 2. ****, ** and * indicate the level of significance at 1, 5 and 10 percent, respectively
  3. Source: model result (2019)