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  1. Fulltext. The effectiveness of a short form of the household food security scale.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    On the basis of an 18-item Household Food Security Scale, a short fomr was developed to assess financially based food insecurity and hunger in surveys of households with and and without children.

    Met-hods.

    To maximize the probability that households would be correctly classified with respect to food insecurity and hunger, 6 items from the full scale were selected on the basis of April 1995 Current Population Survey data.

    Results

    The short form classified 97.7% of households correctly and underestimated the prevalance of overall food insecurity and of hunger by 0.3 percentage points.

    Conclusions

    The short form of the Household Food Security Scale is a brief but potentially useful tool for national sruveys and some state/local applications.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Echelle évaluation, Epidémiologie, Estimation, Malnutrition, Autoévaluation, Besoin, Alimentation, Faim, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Version revisée, Sécurité alimentaire, Homme, Trouble nutrition, Household Food Security Scale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation scale, Epidemiology, Estimation, Malnutrition, Self evaluation, Need, Feeding, Hunger, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Revised drafting, Food security, Human, Nutrition disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0438181

    Code Inist : 002B22C. Création : 22/03/2000.