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Food Security Among California's Low-Income Adults Improves, But Most Severely Affected Do Not Share in Improvement

Publication Topics

Health Insurance Expansion; Diet and Nutrition; Obesity/Overweight; Elderly; Immigrant; Low-Income; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Women; Survey Research; 2001 CA Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2001); 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003); 2005 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2005); Health Insurance Coverage and Programs; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues; Population Focus; Research Methods; Data Sources

Publication Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date

2007-06-01T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

This policy brief reports that, according to the 2005 California Health Interview Survey, more than 2.5 million low-income Californians (30%) cannot afford adequate food for their families on a consistent basis. For more than 775,000 adults, this problem is so severe that they frequently reduce the quality of their food intake or go hungry. This policy brief uses data from the 2001, 2003, and 2005 California Health Interview Surveys to detail the changes in food insecurity by county, income levels, and race/ethnicity. It also describes some of the recent changes in terminology used to describe food insecurity issues. Lastly, the brief discusses some policy options that could be used to address the problems described. The brief was funded by the California Food Policy Advocates.

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California Food Policy Advocates

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California Health Interview Survey

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