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Table 1 Summary of variables included to affect household food security status.

From: Analyzing the contribution of crop diversification in improving household food security among wheat dominated rural households in Sinana District, Bale Zone, Ethiopia

Variables Variables unit and measurement Variable class Sign
Dependent variables
 HFIAS Household Food Insecurity Access Score Continuous  
 DDS Score of food group consumed Continuous  
Explanatory variables
 CDI Crop diversification index Continuous ±
 Gender Household head, 1 = male, 0 = female Discrete ±
 Age Age of household head in year Continuous ±
 Edu Education in year of schooling Continuous +
 Hsize Size of household in number Continuous ±
 Lsize Size of Farm in ha Continuous +
 Iuse Access to irrigation land, Yes = 1, No = 0 Continuous +
 Cuse Access to credit, Yes = 1, No = 0 Discrete +
 Coops Member to farmers cooperatives, Yes = 1, No = 0 Discrete +
 Market Distance to local market in hour Continuous
 Nincome Total annual income in birr Continuous +
 TLU Livestock holding in TLU Continuous +
 Remit Remittance, Yes = 1, No = 0 Discrete +
 Nonfarm Participation on non-farm activities, Yes = 1, No = 0 Discrete +
extenvisit Extension contact in days per month Continuous +
 Aginform Access to agriculture information Yes = 1, No = 0 Discrete +
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