Food Insecurity Across the Adult Life Span for Persons With Disabilities
Food insecurity is an inability to afford the food necessary for a healthy, active life. Using pooled data from the 2011–2014 National Health Interview Survey, this study compares food insecurity among young adults, working-age adults, and older adults with and without disabilities. Results confirm that adults with disabilities have higher odds of living in food-insecure households than adults without disabilities. For adults with and without disabilities, working-age persons face the highest levels of food insecurity compared with other age groups. Older adults face the lowest odds of living in food-insecure households. Across all age groups, persons with mental health limitations are particularly vulnerable.
Journal of Disability Policy Studies
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Brucker, Debra L. and Coleman-Jensen, Alisha, "Food Insecurity Across the Adult Life Span for Persons With Disabilities" (2017). Institute on Disability. 4.
© Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2017