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  • Survey: 2019-2020 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Family Health and Activities
  • Question: Indicator 6.26: Food insufficiency

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Indicator 6.26: Which of these statements best describes your household's ability to afford the food you need during the past 12 months?
We could always afford to eat good nutritious mealsWe could always afford enough to eat but not always the kinds of food we should eatSometimes we could not afford enough to eatOften we could not afford enough to eatTotal %
C.I.69.0 - 70.624.4 - 25.93.9 - 4.60.6 - 1.0
Sample Count52,69715,5522,011314
Pop. Est.49,393,19217,806,0152,984,865553,636

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

DATA ALERT: The majority of measures have missing values for less than 2% (unweighted) of cases. This measure has missing values for >=2% of cases. To learn about the impact of the missing values on the population count estimates click here.

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Data Source: National Survey of Children’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Citation: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2019-2020 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data query. Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from [].