Unit

Food Secure

Food Insecure (Without hunger among children)

Food Insecure (With hunger among children)

Households with children

1998

82.4

16.7

0.9

1999

85.2

14.2

0.6

2000

83.8

15.5

0.7

2001

83.9

15.6

0.6

2002

83.5

15.8

0.7

2003

83.3

16.1

0.5

Children (by food security status of household)

1998

80.3

18.7

1.0

1999

83.1

16.2

0.7

2000

82.0

17.2

0.8

2001

82.4

16.9

0.6

2002

81.9

17.3

0.8

2003

81.8

17.6

0.6

*The food security survey measures food security status at the household level. Not all individuals residing in food-insecure households are appropriately characterized as food insecure. Similarly, not all individuals in households classified as food insecure with hunger, nor all children in households classified as food insecure with hunger among children, were subject to reductions in food intake or experienced resource-constrained hunger.

SOURCES: Calculated by the Economic Research Service using data from the August 1998, April 1999, September 2000, December 2001, December 2002, and December 2003 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplements.



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