Strategy C: Protection from Poverty & Hunger

Food Insecurity: Percent of low income (<200% FPL) adults age 60 or older who are experiencing food insecurity


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About the Indicator

Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade. It includes a national objective of reducing household food insecurity and hunger. Adults who are food insecure may be at an increased risk for a variety of negative health outcomes and health disparities.

This indicator measures the proportion of low-income older adults in California who are not able to afford enough food, as self-reported on the California Health Interview Survey. Reducing this proportion and reducing disparities is a key indicator of progress toward protecting against hunger. Check out the Affording Aging Goal Page to explore dynamic visualizations and view more detailed data related to this topic.

About the Data

To learn more about our data sources and methodologies, please see the Data Dashboard for Aging - About the Data Technical Guide.

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