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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Validation of the food access survey tool to assess household food insecurity in rural Bangladesh

Characteristics N Mean (SD) or %
Household
 Size 11,980 4.2 (2.0)
 Dependency ratioa 11,979 0.6 (0.4)
 Land ownership 11,048 52.6  
Women
 Age, y 11,986 22.8 (5.5)
 Muslim 11,983 91.4  
 Literate 11,981 64.7  
 WDDS, per week 11,454 5.2 (1.7)
 MUAC, cm 11,552 23.4 (2.2)
 BMI, kg/m2 11,532 19.6 (2.2)
 Undernutrition (BMI < 18.5) 11,532 31.9  
  1. Abbreviations: WDDS women’s dietary diversity score; MUAC mid-upper arm circumference; BMI body mass index
  2. aThe dependency ratio was calculated as the number of people aged 0–12 and aged over 50 years living in the family divided by the number of people aged 13–49 years