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Table 2 Weighted descriptive results using individual, nationally representative sample women of reproductive age (n = 12,862)i, Nepal, 2016.

From: Food insecurity among women of reproductive age in Nepal: prevalence and correlates

VariablesPercentageMeanStd. Dev
% Food insecure55.74  
Ethnicity
 % Dalit12.41  
 % Brahmin/Chhetri31.66  
 % Newar04.97  
 % Hill indigenous20.95  
 % Terai Indigenous09.85  
 % Muslim05.00  
 % Other15.17  
Sex of the household head
 % Female31.07  
Total household members (Mean) 05.462.80
Age of women at interview (Mean) 29.329.73
Women’s education
 % No education33.28  
 % Primary (1-5th grade)16.72  
 % Secondary (6-10th grade)35.11  
 % High School & above (>10th grade)14.89  
% Married76.77  
% Had birth(s) in the last 5 years31.08  
Wealth Index (Mean) 03.121.39
% Owns property (home or land or both)15.07  
% Employed/working56.92  
Religion
 % Hindu85.85  
Residence
 % Urban62.76  
Ecological zone
 % Mountain06.02  
 % Hill43.20  
 % Terai50.78  
Development Region
 % Eastern22.55  
 % Central35.53  
 % Western20.19  
 % Midwestern12.83  
 % Far-western08.91  
  1. iUnweighted sample size