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Table 2 Frequency distribution of responses to HFIAS items of study participants in Debre Markos town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016

From: Pension beneficiaries’ household food insecurity and associated factors in Debre Markos town, Northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Worry not have enough foods
 Yes 319 80.8
 No 76 19.2
Unable to eat preferred foods
 Yes 317 80.3
 No 78 19.7
Eat a limited variety of foods
 Yes 312 79
 No 85 21
Eat some foods didn’t want
 Yes 264 66.8
 No 131 33.2
Eat fewer meals in a day
 Yes 208 52.7
 No 187 47.3
Eat a smaller meal than needed
 Yes 258 65.3
 No 137 34.7
No food to eat of any kind
 Yes 92 23.3
 No 303 76.7
Go to sleep at night hungry
 Yes 88 22.3
 No 307 77.7
Go a whole day and night without eating
 Yes 46 11.6
 No 349 88.4