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Table 2 Household Food Insecurity Scores (HFIAS)† among CT, DSL, and SSL households

From: The government of Kenya cash transfer for orphaned and vulnerable children: cross-sectional comparison of household and individual characteristics of those with and without

In the past 30 days, did: CT DSL SSL P-value
N = 101 N = 110 N = 89
  n (%) n (%) n (%)  
You worry that the household (HH) would not have enough food?
Never/rarely 31(30.7) 21 (19.1) 25 (28.1) 0.128
Sometimes/often 70 (69.3) 89 (80.9) 64 (71.9)
Was any HH member not able to eat the kinds of foods they preferred because of a lack of resources?
Never/rarely 29 (29.6) 23 (21.5) 21 (23.6) 0.387
Sometimes/often 69 (70.4) 84 (78.5) 68 (76.4)
Did any HH member eat just a few kinds of food day after day due to a lack of resources?
Never/rarely 37 (36.6) 30 (27.3) 23 (25.8) 0.198
Sometimes/often 64 (63.4) 80 (72.7) 66 (74.2)
Did any HH member eat food that they preferred not to eat because of a lack of resources to obtain other types of food?
Never/rarely 38 (37.6) 42 (38.2) 39 (43.8) 0.632
Sometimes/often 63 (62.4) 68 (61.8) 50 (56.2)
Did any HH member eat a smaller meal than you felt the child needed because there was not enough food?
Never/rarely 40 (39.6) 29 (26.4) 38 (42.7) 0.034
Sometimes/often 61 (60.4) 81 (73.6) 51 (57.3)
Did any household member eat fewer meals in a day because there was not enough food?
Never/rarely 40 (39.2) 31 (28.2) 38 (42.7) 0.075
Sometimes/often 61 (60.4) 79 (71.8) 51 (57.3)
Was there ever no food at all in your household because there were not resources to get more?
Never/rarely 70 (69.3) 77 (70.0) 68 (76.4) 0.494
Sometimes/often 31 (30.7) 33 (30.0) 21 (23.6)
Did any HH member go to sleep at night hungry because there was not enough food
Never/rarely 77 (76.2) 88 (80.0) 77 (86.5) 0.196
Sometimes/often 24 (23.8) 22 (20.0) 12 (13.5)
Did any HH member go a whole day without eating anything because there was not enough food?
Never/rarely 78 (77.2) 84 (76.4) 76 (85.4) 0.240
Sometimes/often 23 (22.8) 26 (23.6) 13 (14.6)
Score 13.01 13.84 12.73 0.340
  1. CT: Cash Transfer, SSL: Same sub-Location (as that receiving the Cash Transfer), DSL: Different sub-Location (from that receiving the Cash Transfer).
  2. †The HFIAS score is a count measure of the degree of food insecurity in the household over the previous 30 days. The maximum score is 27.