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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Food Insecurity Among Recipients Of Government Assistance [insegurança Alimentar Entre Beneficiários De Programas De Transferência De Renda]|
|Abstract:||Objective This study analyzed the rate of food insecurity among recipients of government assistance and other factors associated with their conditions. Methods This cross-sectional study included 421 families from the municipality of Toledo, Paraná State, receiving government assistance. Data was collected from September/2006 to February/2007 during home interviews using the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale, Economic Classification Questionnaires and other sociodemographic indicators. Variables were analyzed by the chi-square test, odds ratio and multivariate logistic regression. Results Most (74.6%) of the households experienced moderate (23.8%) to severe (5.9%) food insecurity. According to the chi-square test, the independent variables associated with food insecurity were per capita income, socioeconomic classes D or E, family members under 18,7 or more people living in the household, low education level and head of family unemployed or doing informal work. According to multivariate logistic regression and considering mild food insecurity a dependent variable, the variables that remained associated with moderate and severe food insecurity were socioeconomic classes Dor E (OR=2.88), 5 to 6 people living in the household (OR=2.90) or 7 or more (OR=3.05), and head of family unemployed or doing informal work (OR=1.87). Conclusion The extreme social vulnerability of recipients of government assistance explains the high rate (74.6%) of food insecurity in this population. The results of this study suggest the need of job creation programs.|
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