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US: Prevalence of food insecurity essentially unchangedIn 2016, 87.7 percent of American households were food secure throughout the year. The remaining households (12.3 percent) were food insecureómeaning that they had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members because of a lack of resources. That level is essentially unchanged from 2015, but down from a high of 14.9 percent in 2011 and also continues the downward trend in food insecurity in recent years.
Over a third of food insecure households (4.9 percent of U.S. households) experienced very low food security in 2016, meaning that at times the food intake of one or more household members was reduced and their eating patterns were disrupted because the household lacked money and other resources for food. The prevalence of very low food security was also essentially unchanged from 2015, but down from 5.6 percent in 2014.
This chart appears in the ERS report, Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, released September 6, 2017.
Publication date: 9/8/2017
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