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Food Security (Alameda County, 2011-2012)

Percentage of adults making up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level that are unable to afford enough food on a consistent basis in Alameda County, by race/ethnicity, 2011-2012.

  • 57.4% of African American adults in Alameda County earning up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level cannot afford enough food on a consistent basis and are food insecure, more than twice the rate of White adults at the same economic level (26.9%).
     
  • 50.2% of Latino adults in Alameda County earning up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level cannot afford enough food on a consistent basis and are food insecure, nearly twice the rate of White adults at the same economic level (26.9%).
     
  • 31.3% of Asian adults in Alameda County earning up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level cannot afford enough food on a consistent basis and are food insecure.

 

African American

Latino

Native American/ Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

White

Percentage of Adults Unable to Afford Enough Food, Alameda County, 2011-2012

57.4

50.2

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31.3

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26.9

Definition: Food security is the ability to afford enough food on consistent basis. These results are for people making up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Dashes indicate that the prevalence estimate was statistically unstable or unavailable.

Source: 
California Health Interview Survey, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
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