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Prevalence of food insecurity and very low food security, by reference period, 2013

Percent of households
Group 1, Any time during year.
Item 1, Food insecurity 14.3.
Item 2, Very low food security 5.6.
Group 2, Any time during 30 days prior to survey.
Item 1, Food insecurity 8.
Item 2, Very low food security 3.3.
Group 3, Estimated average daily*.
Item 1, Food insecurity N/A.
Item 2, Very low food security 0.9.


N/A = Estimated average daily occurrence of food insecurity is not available because information was not collected on the number of days that less severe food-insecure conditions occurred.

*Estimated average daily prevalence of very low food security is between 0.7 and 1.1 percent of households.

Source: Calculated by ERS using data from the December 2013 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement.

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