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Table 5 Rural HHs coping strategies index (N = 200)

From: Household food insecurity and coping strategies in Southern Ethiopia

Local coping strategies CSI WMS Rank
Rely on less preferred and cheap food 457 2.285 1
Participating in off-farm activity like wage employment 277 1.385 2
Borrow food from friends or relatives 206 1.03 3
Restrict food consumption of adults to feed children 201 1.005 4
Reduce the number of meals and limit the proportion size of a meal of household 200 1 5
Seasonal migration to other place 194 0.97 6
Receiving support from PSNP and other NGO in form of cash and kind 170 0.85 7
  1. CSI represents coping strategy index; WMS represents weighted mean score