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Prevalence of very low food security, 2015

Percent of households
Item 1, All households 5%.
Item 2, Household composition:
Item 3, With children < 18 4.9%.
Item 4, With children < 6 4.2%.
Item 5, Married couples with children 2.5%.
Item 6, Single women with children 9.4%.
Item 7, Single men with children 8.2%.
Item 8, Other household with child 9.7%.
Item 9, With no children < 18 5.1%.
Item 10, More than one adult 3.7%.
Item 11, Women living alone 7.2%.
Item 12, Men living alone 7.3%.
Item 13, With elderly 3.2%.
Item 14, Elderly living alone 4.2%.
Item 15, Race/ethnicity of head:
Item 16, White non-Hispanic 4.3%.
Item 17, Black non-Hispanic 7.9%.
Item 18, Hispanic 6.4%.
Item 19, Other 4.3%.
Item 20, Income-to-poverty ratio:
Item 21, Under 1.00 16.9%.
Item 22, Under 1.30 15.8%.
Item 23, Under 1.85 13.6%.
Item 24, 1.85 and over 2.1%.
Item 25, Income unknown 3.2%.
Item 26, Area of residence:
Item 27, Inside metropolitan area 4.9%.
Item 28, In principal cities 5.3%.
Item 29, Not in principal cities 4.2%.
Item 30, Outside metropolitan area 6.1%.
Item 31, Census region:
Item 32, Northeast 4.7%.
Item 33, Midwest 5.2%.
Item 34, South 5.4%.
Item 35, West 4.7%.

Source: Calculated by ERS, USDA, using data from the December 2015 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement.