Table 4. Coping strategies that would be used after a disaster event.

Coping Strategy Frequency (percentage of total)
Total Sample Kapchorwa Oyam
Reduction of food intake 738 (23) 419 (23) 323 (23)
Borrow food 624 (19) 379 (20) 251 (18)
Reducing expenditures 1250 (38) 697 (38) 558 (40)
Sell livestock 2196 (68) 1290 (70) 913 (65)
Begging 327 (10) 179 (10) 153 (11)
Sell household items 336 (10) 182 (10) 157 (11)
Sell land or home 95 (3) 40 (2) 59 (4)
Take children out of school 67 (2) 33 (2) 41 (3)
Send children to live elsewhere 38 (1) 29 (2) 16 (1)
Migrate 44 (1) 37 (2) 10 (1)
Change profession 294 (9) 157 (9) 138 (10)
Send children to work 178 (6) 81 (4) 99 (7)