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Table 1 Characteristics of the low-income participants (< 185% of FPL) enrolled in the Food ‘N Mood Studya,b

From: Daily food insecurity is associated with diet quality, but not energy intake, in winter and during COVID-19, among low-income adults

  All participants (n = 29)
Age 36.3 (7.1)
Female 25 (86.2%)
Race / ethnicity
 White or Caucasian 20 (69.0%)
 Black or African American, Asian, and Other 9 (31.0%)
Education
 Less than high school, high school/GED, OR some college 5 (17.2%)
 College and above 24 (82.8%)
Employment
 Employed 21 (72.4%)
 Unemployed 8 (27.6%)
Marital Status
 Married, with partner 14 (48.3%)
 Single, divorced, widowed 15 (51.7%)
Household Size 4.0 (1.7)
Number of children under 18 years in the household 2.2 (1.7)
Poverty status
\(\hspace{1em}\ge\) 130% FPL and < 185% FPL 13 (44.8%)
\(\hspace{1em}<\) 130% FPL 16 (55.2%)
Food assistance programs, SNAP / Food Stamps 8 (27.6%)
BMI, kg/m2 (N = 22) 27.8 (8.4)
Chronic FI 13 (44.8%)
  1. aAbbreviation: BMI body mass index, FPL federal poverty line, SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, HEI, healthy eating index
  2. bMean (SD) were reported for continuous variables including age, household size, number of children under 18 years in the household, and BMI. N (%) were reported for categorical variables including gender, race/ethnicity, education, employment, marital status, poverty status, and participation in food assistance programs