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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Food insecurity as an indicator of inequity: analysis of a population survey
Author: Panigassi, G
Segall-Correa, AM
Marin-Leon, L
Perez-Escamilla, R
Sampaio, MDA
Maranha, LK
Abstract: This study aimed to analyze the association between food insecurity and certain socioeconomic and demographic variables that measure social inequality: income, schooling, race, family structure, household characteristics, and sewage conditions. A sample of 456 families in Campinas, Sao Paulo State, was interviewed using the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale (EBIA). Family food insecurity was associated with: more children < 18 years; precarious housing; overcrowding; lack of sewage system; low income (< 2 times the minimum wage); head-of-household with no schooling; no university graduate in the family; and race (black). Directly measuring food insecurity is important for monitoring inequality, and can be used either with other socioeconomic and demographic indicators or alone to identify social vulnerability in population groups.
Subject: Food Security
Social Inequity
Social Conditions
Country: Brasil
Editor: Cadernos Saude Publica
Citation: Cadernos De Saude Publica. Cadernos Saude Publica, v. 24, n. 10, n. 2376, n. 2384, 2008.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0102-311X2008001000018
Date Issue: 2008
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