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Table 2 Affirmative responses to items on the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) in urban and rural settings, Ethiopia, 2013

From: Is the adapted Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) developed internationally to measure food insecurity valid in urban and rural households of Ethiopia?

HFIAS questions Urban   Rural   Total  
  n (% yes) n (% yes) n (% yes)
Q1. Worry about food 308 66.96 549 51.99 857 56.5
Q2. Unable to eat preferred foods 355 71.17 848 80.3 1203 79.35
Q3. Eat a limited variety of foods 350 76.09 728 68.94 1078 71.11
Q4. Eat foods that you really did not want to eat 9 1.96 7 0.09 10 0.66
Q5. Eat a smaller meal 284 61.74 540 51.14 824 54.35
Q6. Eat fewer meals in a day 277 60.22 586 55.49 863 56.93
Q7. No food to eat of any kind in the household 40 8.7 39 3.69 79 5.21
Q8. Go to sleep at night hungry 75 16.3 74 7.01 149 9.83
Q9. Go a whole day and night without eating anything 27 5.87 28 2.65 55 3.63