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Table 8 Measurement of consumption coping strategy index

From: Coping with food and nutrition insecurity in Zimbabwe: does household head gender matter?

During the last 7 days, were there days (and, if so, how many) when your household had to employ one of the following strategies (to cope with a lack of food or money to buy it)? Frequency (number of days from 0 to 7) Weight
Relied on less preferred, less expensive food   1
Borrowed food or relied on help from friends or relatives   1
Reduced the number of meals eaten per day   1
Reduced portion size of meals   2
Reduction in the quantities consumed by adults/mothers for young children   3