Table 2. Statements for measuring household resilience to floods in the MRD


Items Statements (N=459) Mean Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Do not
know
Agree Strongly
Agree
%
1 I can replace my house quickly when it is affected by floods. 3.42 8.50 28.10 3.70 32.46 27.23
2 I am confident that my house will not be submerged by the highest floods in the last 20 years. 3.54 8.06 23.53 4.79 31.37 32.24
3 I am confident that my house will not collapse or be swept away by the highest floods in the last 20 years. 3.31 11.55 25.93 4.79 32.68 25.05
4 I am confident that my household has enough rice to eat during the flood season. 3.56 9.15 25.93 15.25 37.04 12.64
5 I am confident that my household will not need to borrow rice or money from informal sources during the flood season. 3.41 1.53 6.97 10.68 48.15 32.68
6 I am confident that my household can find a safe place to evacuate to if there is an extreme flood event in the future. 3.18 1.74 12.20 13.73 54.03 18.30
7 I am confident that children and elderly people are safe during extreme floods. 4.03 10.46 24.40 4.36 22.22 38.56
8 I am confident that the health of my family members will not be negatively affected by floods. 3.75 13.51 25.93 6.75 23.53 30.28
9 I want to learn new farming practices to cope with floods, such as fishing, prawn farming. 2.94 13.07 40.74 1.09 29.41 15.69
10 I have used new farming practices to cope with floods such as fishing and vegetables or prawn farming. 0.23 Agree Disagree
27.7 77.3
Statements were measured using a 5-point scale for the first nine items: 1-strongly disagree, 2-disagree, 3- neither agree nor disagree, 4- agree, 5- strongly agree. Statement was measured according to the binary response (0- No; 1-Yes) for the ten items.