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Table 4 Distribution of households by HFIAS condition

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

HFIAS condition Rarely Sometimes Often
N % N % N %
Worry about food 136 80.00 19 11.78 15 8.82
Unable to eat preferred foods 195 53.72 114 31.40 54 14.88
Eat just a few kinds of foods 92 30.46 84 27.81 126 41.72
Eat foods they really do not want eat 41 11.40 87 23.77 238 65.03
Eat a smaller meal 99 51.03 63 32.47 32 16.49
Eat fewer meals in a day 75 68.81 19 17.43 15 13.76
No food of any kind in the household 38 82.61 5 10.87 3 6.52
Go to sleep hungry 16 88.89 2 11.11 0 0
Go a whole day and night without eating 12 100 0 0 0 0
  1. Clues to the severity status: (1) Rarely (once or twice in the past 4 weeks); (2) Sometimes (three to ten times in the past 4 weeks); (3) Often (more than ten times in the past 4 weeks)
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