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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and other assets of households in Farta district, Northwest Ethiopia, 2012

From: Food Insecurity in Farta District, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross–sectional study

Characteristics   Frequency Percent
Sex of the household head Male 721 86.2
Female 115 13.8
Marital status Unmarried 8 1.0
Married 715 85.5
Divorced 47 5.6
Widowed 54 6.5
Separated 12 1.4
Religion Orthodox 834 99.8
Muslim 2 0.2
Family size 1-3 163 19.5
4-7 359 42.9
>7 314 37.6
Education level Can’t read and write 654 78.2
Can read and write 182 21.8
Occupation Farmer 796 95.2
Merchant 27 3.2
Daily laborer 13 1.6
Land ownership No land 20 2.4
<0.5 hectare 420 50.2
0.5-1 hectare 329 39.3
>1 hectare 67 8.1
Access to irrigation Yes 311 37.2
No 525 62.8
Perennial plants Yes 338 40.4
No 498 59.6
TLU <2.5 581 69.5
≥2.5 255 30.5
Off-farm activities Yes 158 18.9
No 678 81.1
Crop production <8.85 quintal 472 56.6
>8.85 quintal 362 43.4
  1. TLU-Total Livestock Unit.