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Table 2 Summary statistics of variables used for analysis

From: The role of crop diversification in improving household food security in central Malawi

Variable Variable description Mean SD Min Max
FCS Food Consumption Score of the household 37.01 15.78 14 87.5
HFIAS Household Food Insecurity Access Score 8.18 5.63 0 27
CDIIndex Crop Diversification Index (0 ≤ CDI ≤ 1) 0.61 0.16 0 1
Cattle Dummy variable for cattle ownership (1 = yes; 0 = no) 0.10 (27) 0.30 0 1
Hsize Family size 5.95 2.28 1 13
Credit Dummy for access to credit (1 = yes; 0 = no) 0.30 (81) 0.46 0 1
Educ_hh Dummy variable for attaining at least primary education (1 = yes; 0 = no) for the household head 0.86 (233) 0.06 0 1
Agehh Age of household head in years 43.60 12.56 20 78
Storagefacility Dummy variable for ownership of a grain storage facility (1 = yes; 0 = no) 0.99 (268) 0.09 0 1
  1. Given in parenthesis are frequencies corresponding to average mean proportions of all dummy variables, i.e., mean proportion for cattle ownership 0.10 corresponds to 27 out of 271 farmers who owns cattle in the sample