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Table 2 The conditions related to food access during the 12 months period in the households included for men’s interview in Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (n = 4121)

From: Association of adult tobacco use with household food access insecurity: results from Nepal demographic and health survey, 2011

Question Never (%) Rarely (%) Sometimes (%) Often (%)
Worried that your household would not have enough food in the past 12 months 56.1 7.8 17.9 18.2
Not able to eat preferred foods because of lack of resources in the past 12 months 58.8 10.2 18.2 12.8
Ate a limited variety due to lack of resources in the past 12 months 60.5 12.4 17.2 9.9
Ate smaller meals because there was not enough food in the past 12 months 79.0 11.0 8.3 1.7
Ate fewer meals in a day because of lack of resources in the past 12 months 85.1 8.5 5.3 1.2
No food to eat because of lack of resources in the past 12 months 86.7 7.8 4.7 0.8
In past 12 months, Went to sleep hungry, because there was not enough food in the past 12 months 92.1 5.2 2.2 0.5
Overall HFIAS score (mean = 3.5, SD = 4.6) (median = 0, Inter-quartile range 0,6)