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.
Institute on Disability
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). Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 4.
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