Food insecurity and food access among seniors in Lubbock, Texas

Wilna Oldewage-Theron, Brenda A.Z. Abu, Bong Nguyen, Sanjoy Saha

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of food insecurity and examine relationships between food security and a variety of food access factors influencing food access among 186 seniors in Lubbock, Texas. Socio-demographic, economic and food security, such as coping strategies, data were analyzed on IBM SPSS, version 23. The prevalence of food insecurity was 40.2%. Significant positive relationships were observed between food insecurity and food and nutrition assistance participation and also all the coping strategies. Age, household income and money spent on food per month were predictors of food security (R2 = 0.233; p < 0.000; SEE = 4.462). Suitable food and nutrition intervention strategies are needed to address food insecurity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

Keywords

  • Seniors
  • food
  • food insecurity
  • nutrition

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