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Table 3 Relationship between continuous variables with HH food security status (N = 200; FS = 72; FIS = 128)

From: Household food insecurity and coping strategies in Southern Ethiopia

Variable Food Security status Total
Mean
T value
FIS FS
Mean SD Mean SD
Age of the HH 39.67 6.98 48.68 6.93 42.92 8.76***
Education status of HH head 2 1.91 6 3.76 4 13.707***
Family size 8 1.98 6 1.97 7 -4***
Number of oxen 0.234 0.46 1.375 0.72 0.625 13.63***
Cultivated land size in Ha 0.4 0.34 0.7 0.46 0.515 4.975***
Tropical livestock unit (TLU) 3.16 3.09 4.29 3.38 3.57 2.38**
Distance to the market 86 49 47 46 72 -5.493***
Credit amount 398 1062 2142 2789 1026 6.31***
Remittance received 369 1209 2499 3528 1136 6.22***
Income from off-farm activities (ETB) 1457 2370 2799 3044 1737 4.27***
  1. *** Significant at 1%
  2. ** Significant at 5%
  3. SD standard deviation, HH household, ETB Ethiopian birr