Horizontal Bar chart with 35 items.

Prevalence of very low food security, 2012


Percent of households

Item 1, All households 5.7.
Item 2, Household composition.
Item 3, With children < 18 6.
Item 4, With children < 6 5.5.
Item 5, Married couples with children 3.3.
Item 6, Single women with children 12.7.
Item 7, Single men with children 6.3.
Item 8, Other household with child 6.1.
Item 9, With no children < 18 5.6.
Item 10, More than one adult 4.3.
Item 11, Women living alone 7.5.
Item 12, Men living alone 7.3.
Item 13, With elderly 3.5.
Item 14, Elderly living alone 4.0.
Item 15, Race/ethnicity of head.
Item 16, White non-Hispanic 4.6.
Item 17, Black non-Hispanic 10.4.
Item 18, Hispanic 7.4.
Item 19, Other 5.0.
Item 20, Income-to-poverty ratio.
Item 21, Under 1.00 18.2.
Item 22, Under 1.30 16.7.
Item 23, Under 1.85 14.5.
Item 24, 1.85 and over 2.3.
Item 25, Income unknown 3.6.
Item 26, Area of residence.
Item 27, Inside metropolitan area 5.6.
Item 28, In principal cities 6.7.
Item 29, Not in principal cities 4.9.
Item 30, Outside metropolitan area 6.2.
Item 31, Census region.
Item 32, Northeast 4.6.
Item 33, Midwest 6.3.
Item 34, South 5.8.
Item 35, West 5.9.

Source: Calculated by ERS using data from the December 2012 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement.