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.
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.
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.
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.