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Table 5 Indicators of sensitivity and overall average sensitivity risk levels across the livelihood zones

From: Rural households’ livelihood vulnerability to climate variability and extremes: a livelihood zone-based approach in the Northeastern Highlands of Ethiopia

Livelihood zones Indicators of sensitivity Overall average sensitivity risk level
Population density** Slope Soil type erodibility Accessibility travel time
Mean Normalized Mean(%) Normalized Mean Erodibility factor (a*) Normalized Mean (minutes) Normalized Normalized Level of risk
ABB 71.1 0.00 37.55 1.00 0.20 0.00 76.77 1.00 0.50 Moderate
Meher 134 0.41 30.19 0.32 0.21 0.50 42.76 0.10 0.33 Low
Belg 184.6 0.73 33.01 0.58 0.21 0.50 46.27 0.19 0.50 Moderate
Meher-Belg 212.8 0.91 29.78 0.29 0.20 0.00 44.46 0.14 0.33 Low
CHV 200.6 0.83 26.68 0.00 0.22 1.00 39.12 0.00 0.46 Moderate
SWS 226.5 1.00 30.23 0.33 0.21 0.50 59.05 0.53 0.59 Moderate
Variance   0.14   0.12   0.14   0.14   
Root variance 0.38   0.34   0.38   0.38   
1/Root variance 2.65   2.95   2.66   2.66   
Sum   10.91         
K   0.09         
W   0.24   0.27   0.24   0.24   
  1. Note: ** and * are from 2019 Ethiogis-3 population data catalog and soil erodibility factors related to soil types (in Hurni et al. 2015, and Gelagay and Minale 2016) respectively
  2. Data on sensitivity component indicators (population density, slope, soil type erodibility, and accessibility travel time) for each livelihood zone were derived using zonal statistics in ArcGIS