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Disability is an important risk factor for food insecurity

Disability is an important risk factor for food insecurity
Reduced employment among persons with disabilities and high medical and other expenses associated with disabilities place households that include working-age adults with disabilities at higher risk for food insecurity. In 2009-10, about one in three U.S. households with an adult who was unable to work due to a disability were food insecure. Households that included adults with disabilities that did not prevent employment also had an elevated prevalence of food insecurity.

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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