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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the household head by food insecurity level

From: Bayesian regression model with application to a study of food insecurity in household level: a cross sectional study

Variable Category Food secure Food insecure Total
Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Sex of household head Male 101 (80.8) 130 (72.2) 231 (75.7)
Female 24 (19.2) 50 (27.8) 74 (24.3)
Age of household head 18–35 14 (11.2) 40 (22.2) 54 (17.7)
36–44 34 (27.2) 41 (22.8) 75 (24.6)
45–64 67 (53.6) 82 (45.6) 149 (48.9)
> = 65 10 (8) 17 (9.4) 27 (8.9)
Religion of household head Christian 112 (89.6) 169 (93.9) 281 (92.1)
Muslim 13 (10.4) 11 (6.1) 24 (7.9)
Educational status household head Can read and write 104 (83.2) 132 (73.3) 236 (77.4)
Can’t read and write 21 (16.8) 48 (26.7) 69 (22.6)
Marital status household head Married 98 (78.4) 127 (70.6) 225 (73.8)
Unmarried 27 (21.6) 53 (29.4) 80 (26.2)
Family size of household < 4 54 (43.2) 48 (26.7) 102 (33.4)
4–6 61 (48.8) 98 (54.4) 159 (52.1)
> = 7 10 (8) 34 (18.9) 44 (14.4)