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Table 3 Agricultural environment, economic and practice related characteristics of household 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 (%)
Agro-ecological zone Kola 34 (27.2) 11 (6.1) 45 (14.8)
Woinadega 87 (69.6) 161 (89.4) 248 (81.3)
Dega 4 (3.2) 8 (4.4) 12 (3.9)
Slop of agricultural land Level 12 (9.6) 10 (5.6) 22 (7.2)
Medium 105 (84) 148 (82.2) 253 (83)
Gentle slop 8 (6.4) 22 (12.2) 30 (9.8)
Saving habit Yes 21 (16.8) 42 (23.3) 63 (20.7)
No 104 (83.2) 138 (76.7) 242 (79.3)
Irrigation practice Yes 23 (18.4) 48 (26.7) 71 (23.3)
No 102 (81.6) 132 (73.3) 234 (76.7)
Land size in hectare <=1.5 34 (27.2) 84 (46.7) 118 (38.7)
1.6–2 33 (26.4) 59 (32.8) 92 (30.2)
> 2 58 (46.4) 37 (20.6) 95 (31.1)
Have you taken Loan Yes 6 (4.8) 34 (18.9) 40 (13.1)
No 119 (95.2) 146 (81.1) 265 (86.9)
Tropical livestock unit < 2.5 46 (36.8) 71 (39.4) 117 (38.4)
> = 2.5 79 (63.2) 109 (60.6) 188 (61.6)
Use of improved seed Yes 114 (91.2) 167 (92.8) 281 (92.1)
No 11 (8.8) 13 (7.2) 24 (7.9)
Training by agricultural profession Yes 111 (88.8) 171 (95) 282 (92.5)
No 14 (11.2) 9 (5) 23 (7.5)
Soil fertility of agricultural land Fertile 123 (98.4) 146 (81.1) 269 (88.2)
Infertile 2 (1.6) 34 (18.9) 36 (11.8)
Use of fertilizer Yes 111 (88.8) 161 (89.4) 272 (89.2)
No 14 (11.2) 19 (10.6) 33 (10.8)
Land ownership Private 81 (64.8) 136 (75.6) 217 (71.1)
Rented 44 (35.2) 44 (24.4) 88 (28.9)