2016 study: who is food insecure?

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2016 study: who is food insecure?

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:25 pm

Who Is Food Insecure? Implications for Targeted Recruitment and Outreach, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005–2010
full text link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5063607/
"... Food insecurity affected 19.3% of US adults (95% confidence interval, 17.9%–20.7%). People who were food insecure reported poorer health and less health care access than those who were food secure (P < .001 for all). Among those who were food insecure, 58.0% received no assistance, 20.3% received only Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, 9.7% received only food bank assistance, and 12.0% received both SNAP and food bank assistance. We observed an inverse relationship between receipt of food assistance and health and health behaviors among the food insecure. Receipt of both (SNAP and food bank assistance) was associated with the poorest health; receiving no assistance was associated with the best health. For example, functional limitations were twice as prevalent among people receiving both types of food assistance than among those receiving none.
Conclusion
Receipt of food assistance is an overlooked factor associated with health and has the potential to shape future chronic disease prevention efforts among the food insecure."

makes sense to me; did a food drive once upon a time, and for this one in particular, a wish list of healthful food items was circulated to potential donors. the amount of junk food that ended up in that collection was sad :S -junk foods are often the most accessible items in poorer areas; that people helped was appreciated ... sadly the recipients had the junk part (and its consequences) dialed in already...
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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