Disparities in Food Insecurity

Published on: May 04, 2023.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a data brief sharing that in 2021, 5.9% of adults in the United States lived in families that experienced food insecurity within the past 30 days. The report highlights the prevalence of food insecurity by sociodemographic characteristics, an issue that disproportionately affects marginalized communities. According to a recent study from the University of Southern California, rates of food insecurity in the US may be significantly higher than surveys during the pandemic suggested.

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CDC Brief - “Adults Living in Families Experiencing Food Insecurity in the Past 30 Days: United States, 2021," Weeks, Julie D.; Mykyta, Laryssa; Madans, Jennifer H; National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.), 04/20/2023, Data brief; no. 465.


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