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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of interviewed heads of the households

From: Perceptions on the right to adequate food after a major landslide disaster: a cross-sectional survey of two districts in Uganda

Variable Bududa district (n = 555)   P values Kiryandongo district (n = 523)   P values
Affected (n = 285) Controls (n = 270) Total (% or SD) Affected (n = 260) Controls (n = 263) Total (% or SD)
Gender of the interviewed head of the household
Male 189 184 373 (67.2) 0.65 125 148 273 (52.2) 0.07
Female 96 86 182 (32.8) 135 115 250 (47.8)
Age of the interviewed head of the household
Mean (SD) 38.9 (17.0) 43.6 (16.0) 41.2 (16.7) <0.01 40.0 (11.9) 37.6 (14.0) 38.8 (13.1) 0.04
Household size
Mean (SD) 5.0 (3.2) 6.4 (3.0) 5.7 (3.2) <0.01 6.4 (2.7) 6.1 (2.8) 6.3 (2.8) 0.14
Education level of the head of the household
None 50 78 128 (23.1) <0.01 26 55 81 (15.5) <0.01
Primary 213 140 353 (63.6) 193 178 371 (70.9)
Secondary 19 46 65 (11.7) 39 25 64 (12.2)
≥ College 3 6 9 (1.6) 2 5 7 (1.3)
Religious faith affiliation
Anglican 137 153 290 (52.3) <0.01 103 78 181 (34.6) 0.01
Catholic 83 80 163 (29.4) 77 83 160 (30.6)
Islam 12 10 22 (4.0) 24 25 49 (9.4)
Pentecostal and evangelical 46 20 66 (11.9) 19 45 64 (12.2)
None and others 7 7 14 (2.5)   37 32 69 (13.2)  
Main source of livelihood
Farming 271 229 500 (90.1) <0.01 225 223 448 (85.7) 0.29
Wage 1 10 11 (2.0) 6 13 19 (3.6)
Trader 6 22 28 (5.1) 26 19 45 (8.6)
Others 7 9 16 (2.9) 3 8 11 (2.1)
Existence of assets that complement food source, specifically commercial farmland, buildings, machines, motor-vehicle, motor-cycle, bicycle, livestock or poultry
Yes 93 17 110 (19.8) < 0.01 143 84 227 (43.4) < 0.01
No 192 253 445 (80.2) 117 179 296 (56.6)
Received relief food in the last 3 years preceding the interview
Yes 65 27 92 (16.6) < 0.01 242 4 246 (47.0) < 0.01
No 220 243 463 (83.4) 18 259 277 (53.0)