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LC-09: Household Food Insecurity

Proportion of households experiencing food insecurity

Numerator: Number of households experiencing food insecurity (household reports being unable to afford balanced meals, having  to cut the size of meals because of too little money for food, or being hungry because of too little money for food)

Denominator Statement: Number of households

Measure Set: AMCHP

Data Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Survey (ERS)Databases & Reports

Target Population: All Individuals

Categories: Social Determinants of Health, Economic Factors, Food security

Additional Information: http://www.amchp.org/programsandtopics/data-assessment/LifeCourseIndicatorDocuments/LC-09_Household%20Food%20Insecurity_Final-4-24-2014.pdf

Keywords: Hungry families

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