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Disability is an important risk factor for food insecurity

Reduced employment among persons with disabilities and high medical and other expenses associated with disabilities place households that include working-age adults with disabilities at higher risk for food insecurity. In 2009-10, about one in three U.S. households with an adult who was unable to work due to a disability were food insecure. Households that included adults with disabilities that did not prevent employment also had an elevated prevalence of food insecurity.

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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