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Table 2 Categorizing households into different food security states

From: Categorizing households into different food security states in Nigeria: the socio-economic and demographic determinants

Categorization of households after combining food security indicators Food security indicators Proportion of household under different states (%) Discrete variable representing food security states [FS_states]
DDS FOODexp
Completely food insecure households Never satisfy Never satisfy 15.74 FS_states = 3
Transitory food insecure households Never satisfy Satisfy 23.84 FS_states = 2
Transitory food insecure households Satisfy Never satisfy 17.88 FS_states = 1
Completely food secure households Satisfy Satisfy 42.44 FS_states = 0
  1. Note: A transitory food insecure e households are those who are partially food secure based on one indicator; satisfy implies that food security indicators greater than threshold, never satisfy implies that food security indicators less than threshold