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Food Security Status Among Adults Aged 18 and Older, by Household Composition and Sex, 2008

Food Security Status Among Adults Aged 18 and Older, by Household Composition and Sex, 2007

Household Composition

Sex
Food Security Status (Percent of Adults)
Very Low Food Security Low Food Security Food Insecure*

*Food insecure includes very low and low food security. Percentages may not add to totals due to rounding.

**Data were reported for persons in married couples overall and not by sex.

Source I.6: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service


Adults Living Alone
Female 7.7 7.2 14.9
Male 6.8 7.2 14.0

Adults in Families, No Spouse Present
Female 13.3 23.8 37.2
Male 7.2 20.5 27.6
Adults in Families, Married Couple** Both 4.1 10.2 14.3

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