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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of continuous variables

From: Determinants of food insecurity in the rural farm households in South Wollo Zone of Ethiopia: the case of the Teleyayen sub-watershed

Variable Food secure (n = 45) Food insecure (n = 170) Total sample (n = 215) t value
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Family size (AEU) 3.64 1.19 4.44 1.28 4.27 1.30 − 3.749*
Age of the household head (years) 40.51 13.96 44.78 11.42 43.89 12.09 − 2.125*
Livestock size 3.28 1.30 3.38 1.68 3.33 1.49 − 0.351
Agricultural labor force (numbers) 2.24 1.02 2.17 0.93 2.18 0.95 0.461
Household’s annual food requirements (kg) 843.48 325.23 733.96 235.18 788.72 280.20 2.55*
  1. Source: authors’ survey result, 2016
  2. *Significant at 5%