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Prevalence of food insecurity is not uniform across the country

Prevalence of food insecurity is not uniform across the country
Food insecurity rates differ across States due to both the characteristics of their populations and to State-level policies and economic conditions. The estimated prevalence of food insecurity during 2012-14 ranged from 8.4 percent in North Dakota to 22.0 percent in Mississippi. (Data for 2012-14 were combined to provide more reliable statistics at the State level.)

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Last updated: Thursday, September 10, 2015

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