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Table 1 Indicators of low income and food insecurity compared to regional survey data

From: Food insecurity in adults with mood disorders: prevalence estimates and associations with nutritional and psychological health

Characteristic Low-income status Worry about food accessa Compromised dietb
Study (n = 97) BCNS (n = 1,823) Study (n = 97) BCNS (n = 1,823) Study (n = 97) BCNS (n = 1,823)
Prevalence estimates (%) with 95% confidence intervals for income and food insecurity
 Income and food insecurity 40.2 (30.4–50.7)* 25.2 (23.2–27.3) 36.1 (26.6 to 46.5)** 7.3 (6.1–8.6) 19.6 (12.2–28.9)** 3.4 (2.6–4.3)
  1. p < 0.05, ** p < 0.0001.
  2. aQuestion: in the past 12 months did you worry that there would not be enough to eat because of lack of money?
  3. bQuestion: in the past 12 months did you not have enough food to eat because of lack of money?