Food insecurity across the adult lifespan 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
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Brucker, D. & Coleman-Jensen, A. (2017) Food insecurity across the adult lifespan for persons with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 28, 109-118DOI: 10.1177/1044207317710701