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Table 1 Characteristics of households

From: Household dietary diversity and Animal Source Food consumption in Ethiopia: evidence from the 2011 Welfare Monitoring Survey

Variable Frequency (n = 27,995) Percentage (%)
Age of household head ≤20 662 2.4
21–30 6318 22.6
31–40 7245 25.9
41–50 5411 19.3
>50 8359 29.9
Sex of Household head Male 20,921 74.7
Female 7074 25.3
Literacy of household head Read and write 11,124 39.7
Don’t read and write 16,871 60.3
Residence Urban 6037 21.6
Rural 21,958 78.4
Illness Yes 2778 7.8
No 25,817 92.2
Experience of shock in the past 12 months Yes 7340 26.2
No 20,655 73.8
Food shortage in the past 12 months Yes 4047 14.5
No 23,948 85.5
Household size ≤4 13,375 47.8
>4 14,620 52.2
Crops cultivateda ≤3 7708 63.2
>3 4498 36.9
Engaged in farming Yes 21,725 77.6
No 6270 22.4
Own livestock Yes 20,970 74.9
No 7025 25.1
Socio-economic score Low 17,921 64.0
Medium 6945 24.8
High 3129 11.2
  1. an = 12,206 (only those who were engaged in farming practice were asked this question)