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Table 1 Socio-demographics characteristics of respondents

From: Gendered determinants of food insecurity in ongoing regional conflicts, North and South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of Congo

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age (mean) n = 1754 (36 years ± 12.9 years)  
 Less than 20 years old 98 5.6
 20–29 472 26.9
 30–39 474 27.0
 40–49 428 24.4
 ≥ 50 282 16.1
Education n = 1748  
 None 336 19.2
 Primary 575 32.9
 Secondary 745 42.6
 University 92 5.3
Married n = 1752  
 No 419 23.9
 Yes 1333 76.1
Residence n = 1754  
 Urban 1237 70.5
 Rural 517 29.4
Occupation (main occupation of the household) n = 1754  
 Employment (any) 382 21.8
 Self-employment 953 54.3
 No employment 419 23.9
 Household size n = 1754 (7.5 ± 3.12 people)  
 ≤ 4 287 16.4
 5–7 613 35.0
 8–10 599 34.1
 More than 10 255 14.5
Land n = 1748  
 Yes 1029 59
 No 719 41
 Number of meal per day  = 1754 (1.82 ± 0.61 meals)  
Wealth perception n = 1565  
 Much richer than others 11 0.7
 Somewhat richer than other 126 8.0
 The same 666 42.5
 Somewhat poorer than other 486 31.0
 Much poorer than others 276 17.6
Relation to the head of the household n = 1686  
 Respondent is the head 361 21.4
 Partner is the household head 1190 70.6
 Respondent's relative is the head 110 6.5
 Partner’s relative is the head 25 1.5
Breadwinner in the household n = 1727  
 Male 974 56.4
 Female 500 28.9
 Relative 253 14.7