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Table 6 Household characteristics and food security status

From: Poverty and poor education are key determinants of high household food insecurity among populations adjoining forest concessions in the Congo Basin

Variables Attributes Food Secure (%) Food insecure (%)
Age groups ≤30 13.7 11.3 ns
31-39 20.0 16.2 ns
40-49 24.2 21.4 ns
50-59 22.1 22.9 ns
60 and above 20.0 28.2ns
Educational level No formal education 20.3 79.7*
Primary education 42.5 57.5*
Secondary education 76 24*
Gender Male headed 33 67*
Female headed 21.3 78.7*
Household wealth index scores Poorest 31.8 68.2**
Least poor 61.4 38.6**
Source of income Agriculture 32.6 67.4**
Agriculture and illegal logging 63.6 36.4**
Agriculture and trading 66.7 33.3**
  1. *p < 0.01 ; **p < 0.0001 significance level compared to food secured households
  2. ns: non significant