Households with children where children were not eating enough because food was unaffordable by race/ethnicity in the United States

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Definitions: The percentage of households with children birth to age 17 who reported that in the past seven days that children sometimes or often were not eating enough because the household could not afford enough food by race and ethnicity. Only those respondents who reported that the household had food insufficiency in the past seven days and who provided a valid response are included. Food insufficient households include those who reported that they had enough to eat but not always the kinds of food they wanted to eat and those who sometimes or often did not have enough to eat.

Racial and ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive. The white category includes only non-Hispanic white. The categories of Black or African American, Asian, two or more races and other race include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Those in the Hispanic or Latino category include those identified as being of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin. American Indian or Alaska Native, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian are included in the other race category.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey, 2020-2021

Footnotes: Updated July 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. 
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Households with children where children were not eating enough because food was unaffordable by race/ethnicity.