Table 4

Descriptions of the nine items of HFIAS food access questions of mothers in Ataye District, 2018 (n=612)

Nine HFIAS itemsResponse (%)Frequency of occurrence (%)
Worry about food37.362.722.510.14.7
Unable to eat preferred foods30.969.
Eat just a few kinds of foods22.577.516.83.81.9
Eat foods they really do not want eat20.479.
Eat a smaller meal12.487.
Eat fewer meals in a day8.591.
No food of any kind in the household5.
Go to sleep hungry4.495.
Go a whole day and night without eating3.
  • HFIAS, Household Food Insecurity Access Scale.