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Adults ages 18 to 24 who sometimes or often did not have enough food to eat prior to the pandemic in the United States

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Definitions: The percentage of adults ages 18 to 24 who reported that their household sometimes or often did not have enough food to eat prior to March 13, 2020. On March 13, 2020, the U.S. government declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency, thus marking the start of the pandemic in the United States. Only respondents who provided a valid response are included.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey, 2020

Footnotes: Updated January 2021
S - Estimates suppressed when the effective sample size is less than 30 or the 90% confidence interval is greater than 30 percentage points or 1.3 times the estimate.
Item nonresponse increased substantially between Phase 1 (April 23, 2020-July 21, 2020) and Phase 2 (August 19, 2020-October 26, 2020). The potential bias due to item nonresponse errors has not been evaluated.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Adults ages 18 to 24 who sometimes or often did not have enough food to eat prior to the pandemic.