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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of households in the Karamoja subregion

From: Effect of drought early warning system on household food security in Karamoja subregion, Uganda

Characteristics Non-participating households Participating households
Pooled
(N = 132)
Kotido
(N = 65)
Nakapiripirit
(N = 67)
Pooled
(N = 173)
Kotido
(N = 86)
Nakapiripirit
(N = 87)
Gender of respondent (% female) 62.9 69.2 56.7 59.5 62.0 56.8
Gender of H/H (% males) 98.5 96.9 100.0 94.8 93.5 96.3
Marital status
Married 83.3 83.1 83.6 88.4 88.0 88.9
Divorced 0.8 0.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2
Widowed 15.2 15.4 14.9 10.4 10.9 9.9
Single 0.8 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Occupation
Farming 87.9 90.8 85.1 85.0 89.1 80.2
Salaried income 1.5 1.5 1.5 4.6 5.4 3.7
Self-employment off farm 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2
Farmer worker 1.5 0.0 3.0 2.3 0.0 4.9
Causal labor 3.8 0.0 7.5 2.3 3.7 1.1
Housekeeping 0.8 0.0 1.5 0.6 0.0 1.2
Schooling 2.3 4.6 0.0 2.9 3.3 2.5
Household with children going to school (% yes) 63.6 67.2 60.0 79.2 80.2 78.3
Type of house
Mud wall, grass thatched 94.7 90.8 98.5 78.0 65.2 92.6
Brick wall, grass roofed 2.3 3.1 1.5 9.2 16.3 1.2
Mud wall, iron roofed 1.5 3.1 0.0 6.9 10.9 2.5
Brick wall, iron roof 1.5 1.5 0.0 5.8 7.6 3.7