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Table 1 Descriptive statistics- comparison of households with home gardens and those without

From: Home gardens as a predictor of enhanced dietary diversity and food security in rural Myanmar

Variable HHs with home-garden & fruits & vines HHs without home-garden & fruits & vines t-statistic
Mean Mean
Dietary Diversity Score 4.09 4.08 0.00
Food Security
 Change 0.63 0.64 −0.02
 Reduce 0.64 0.61 0.03
 Shortage 0.75 0.72 0.03
 Hunger 0.10 0.13 −0.03*
 Borrow 0.67 0.70 −0.03
Explanatory variables
 Land Area: < 2 acres 0.17 0.11 0.06***
 Land Area: 2–5 acres 0.29 0.17 0.11***
 Land Area: >  5 acres 0.16 0.11 0.05***
 Household owns no land 0.38 0.60 −0.22***
 Household owns livestock 0.65 0.48 0.17***
 Home garden diversity score: 0 0.28 1.00 −0.72***
 Home garden diversity score: 1 0.23 0.00 0.23***
 Home garden diversity score: 2 0.19 0.00 0.19***
 Home garden diversity score: 3 0.14 0.00 0.14***
 Home garden diversity score: 4 0.14 0.00 0.14***
 Wealth quintile: Poorest 0.16 0.22 −0.05***
 Wealth quintile: Poor 0.19 0.21 −0.01
 Wealth quintile: Middle 0.19 0.20 −0.01
 Wealth quintile: Rich 0.21 0.19 0.02
 Wealth quintile: Richest 0.24 0.18 0.06***
 Mindat 0.18 0.14 0.04**
 Kanpetlet 0.20 0.11 0.09***
 Pakokku 0.08 0.23 −0.14***
 Yesagyo 0.15 0.17 −0.02
 Kyaiklet 0.22 0.17 0.05**
 Maubin 0.16 0.18 −0.02
Observations 959 2280 3239
  1. the numbers refer to mean proportions
  2. *, ** and *** refer to statistical significance at 10%, 5% and 1% levels respectively