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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of households the study population (N = 157)

From: Monthly food insecurity assessment in rural mkushi district, Zambia: a longitudinal analysis

Characteristics Na or Mean % or (SD)
Characteristics of the households’ heads
 Literacy 127 84.7
 Occupation   
   Farming 38 24.5
   Salaried employment 32 20.7
   Self-employed/small business 43 27.7
   Other 42 27.1
Characteristics of Households
 Religion   
   Christian or equivalentb 133 85.3
   Other 22 14.1
   None 1 0.6
 Tribe affiliation   
   Lala 60 38.2
   Bemba 38 24.2
   Other 59 37.6
 Primary language   
   Lala 42 26.8
   Bemba 93 59.2
   Other 22 14.0
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation
  2. aDifferences between the total N and 157 reflect missing values
  3. bCatholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Anglican, Jehovah’s Witness/Watchtower, Baptist, United Church of Zambia and Pentecostal were categorized as Christian or equivalent