Distribution of food secure and insecure individuals in the U.S. 2018, by status

This statistic shows the distribution of food secure and food insecure individuals in the United States in 2018, by status. At that time, 88.5 percent of people in the U.S. were living in food secure households.

Distribution of food secure and food insecure individuals in the United States in 2018, by status*

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Totals exclude individuals in households for which food security status is unknown because they did not give a valid response to any of the questions in the food security scale. In 2018, these exclusions represented about 1,015,000 individuals (0.3 percent of the U.S. population).

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