Skip to main content

Table 5 Classification of households by geopolitical zone and food security status.

From: Women empowerment, Land Tenure and Property Rights, and household food security among smallholders in Nigeria

Food Security Status NW NC NE SW SS SE Total
High food security 93 (28.5) 40 (25.0) 11 (15.1) 54 (35.1) 13 (16.9) 9 (12.2) 220 (25.5)
Marginal food security 112 (34.4) 47 (29.4) 18 (24.7) 45 (29.2) 33 (42.9) 25 (33.8) 280 (32.4)
Very low food security 67 (20.6) 39 (24.4) 28 (38.4) 25 (16.2) 10 (12.9) 26 (35.1) 195 (22.6)
Low food security 54 (16.6) 34 (21.3) 16 (21.9) 30 (19.5) 21 (27.3) 14 (18.9) 169 (19.6)
Total 326 (100.0) 160 (100.0) 73 (100.0) 154 (100.0) 77 (100.0) 74 (100.0) 864 (100.0)
  1. Pearson Chi2 (df = 9) = 46.78 Prob. = 0.000
  2. NC North central, NE Northeast, NW Northwest, SE Southeast, SS South-South, SW Southwest