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 2014-16 ranged from 8.7 percent in Hawaii to 18.7 percent in Mississippi. (Data for 2014-16 were combined to provide more reliable statistics at the State level.)


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