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Table 2 Percentage distribution of agro-ecological characteristics of the respondents from lowland and highland communities of district Raya Alamata, Southern Tigiray, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Comparison of nutritional status and associated factors of lactating women between lowland and highland communities of District Raya, Alamata, Southern Tigiray, Ethiopia

Variable Residence
Lowland Highland
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Source of food
 Own/shared production 186(81.6) 192(84.2)
 Purchase/Market/relative 42(18.4) 36(15.8)
Own farmland
 Yes 168(73.7) 166(72.8)
 No 60(26.3) 62(27.2)
Size of farmland n = 168 n = 166
 < = 0.25 64(38.1) 51(30.7)
 0.26–0.75 79(47.0) 103(62.0)
 > = 0.75 25(14.9) 12(7.2)
Vegetable production n = 168 n = 166
 Yes 12(7.1) 17(10.2)
 No 156(92.9) 149(89.8)
Grow pulses n = 168 n = 166
 Yes 14(8.3) 134(80.7)
 No 154(91.7) 32(19.3)
Number of cultivation n = 168 n = 166
 Once a year 131(78.0) 150(90.4)
 Two/three times a year 37(22.0) 16(9.6)