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Table 2 Physical capital: Food access

From: Small scale migration along the interoceanic highway in Madre de Dios, Peru: an exploration of community perceptions and dynamics due to migration

  Sample N = 522 Non-Migrant N = 202 Migrant N = 320 P-value
Describe the food situation at home in the last 12 months: 0.239
 We always eat sufficiently 153 (29.3%) 60 (29.7%) 93 (29.1%)  
 Eat sufficiently, but not always 300 (57.5%) 123 (60.9%) 177 (55.3%)  
 Sometimes we do not eat sufficiently 58 (11.1%) 16 (7.9%) 42 (13.1%)  
 Frequently we do not eat sufficiently 11 (2.1%) 3 (1.5%) 8 (2.5%)  
  Sample N = 69 Non-Migrant N = 19 Migrant N = 50 P-value
Reasons for insufficient food:     0.699
 I do not have enough money for food 60 (87.0%) 16 (84.2%) 44 (88.0%)  
 Other 9 (13.0%) 3 (15.8%) 6 (12.0%)  
Worried about running out of food before you can acquire more during the last 12 months: 0.351
 Never 10 (14.5%) 4 (21.1%) 6 (12.0%)  
 Total Yes 59 (85.5%) 15 (78.9%) 44 (88.0%)  
  Yes - rarely/sometimes 34 (49.3%) 7 (36.8%) 27 (54.0%)  
  Yes - frequently/always 25 (36.2%) 8 (42.1%) 17 (34.0%)  
Reaction to insufficient food at home: 0.487
 Get a loan from a store, family or friends 37 (53.6%) 9 (47.4%) 28 (56.0%)  
 Reduce rations or not eat 23 (33.3%) 6 (31.6%) 17 (34.0%)  
 Other 9 (13.1%) 4 (21.0%) 5 (10.0%)