Women and children participating in WIC

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Definitions: The percentage of eligible women, infants and children served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Data Source: Rhode Island Department of Health, Center for Health Data and Analysis, WIC Program.

Footnotes: Due to a change in methodology beginning with data for 2011, WIC participation rates cannot be compared with previous years' data. Additionally, since 2007, the “estimated number eligible” is based on calculations done by the Rhode Island Department of Health to determine the number of pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children under age five who live in families with an income less than 185% of the federal poverty level. In previous years, the “estimated number eligible” was based on decennial census data.