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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of household head by food insecurity status of selected households, 2017

From: Prevalence and associated factors for rural households food insecurity in selected districts of east Gojjam zone, northern Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

CharacteristicsFood Insecurity level of HouseholdTotalChi-squareP,F (p-value)
Highly Food SecureMarginally Food SecureLow Food SecureSeverely Food Insecure
Count (%)Count (%)Count (%)Count (%)
District
 Shebel Berenta52(21.6%)46(19.1%)87(36.1%)56(23.2%)241102.7672 (0.000*)
 Machakel2(0.8%)29(11.0%)70(26.6%)162(61.6%)263
Gender
 Male42(10.4%)62(15.3%)127(31.4%)174(43.0%)4050.5498 (0.908)
 Female12(12.1%)13(13.1%)30(30.3%)44(44.4%)99
Religion
 Christian54(11.1%)71(14.6%)152(31.2%)210(43.1%)4872.8453 (0.416)
 Muslim0(0.0%)4(23.5%)5(29.4%)8(47.1%)17
Marital status
 Married38(9.4%)63(15.6%)133(32.8%)171(42.2%)40527.7124 (0.001*)
 Single3(12.5%)2(8.3%)1(4.2%)18(75.0%)24
 Divorced1(3.7%)5(18.5%)12(44.4%)9(33.3%)27
 Widowed12(25.0%)5(10.4%)11(22.9%)20(41.7%)48
Education status
 Illiterate5(5.7%)10(11.5%)28(32.2%)44(50.6%)8735.9127 (0.000*)
 Read and write29(8.8%)41(12.5%)109(33.2%)149(45.4%)328
 Elementary completed14(22.2%)18(28.6%)16(25.4%)15(23.8%)63
 ≥ High school6(23.1%)6(23.1%)4(15.4%)10(38.5%)26
  1. F Fisher’s exact test, P Pearson’s chi-square
  2. *indicates statistically significant at 5% level