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Table 2 Response to food supply statements between food secure and food insecure consumers

From: A mixed-methods study to determine the impact of COVID-19 on food security, food access and supply in regional Australia for consumers and food supply stakeholders

Question Response Food Security Status n(%) p-Value
Food secure (n = 87) Food insecure (n = 23)
Type of food available Strongly Agree or Agree 50 (60.2) 20 (87.0) 0.011
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 33 (39.8) 3 (13.0)  
Food prices Strongly Agree or Agree 48 (57.8) 22 (95.7)  < 0.001
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 35 (42.2) 1 (4.3)  
Quality of food available Strongly Agree or Agree 27 (32.5) 13 (56.5) 0.002
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 55 (66.3) 10 (43.5)  
Amount of food bought Strongly Agree or Agree 35 (42.2) 18 (78.3) 0.002
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 48 (57.8) 5 (21.7)  
Types of food bought Strongly Agree or Agree 39 (47.0) 20 (87.0)  < 0.001
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 44 (53.0) 3 (13.0)  
Where food was bought Strongly Agree or Agree 47 (56.6) 20 (87.0) 0.005
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 36 (43.4) 3 (13.0)  
Transportation Strongly Agree or Agree 13 (15.7) 6 (26.1) 0.265
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 70 (84.3) 17 (73.9)  
Frequency of food shopping Strongly Agree or Agree 47 (56.6) 22 (95.7)  < 0.001
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 36 (43.4) 1 (4.3)  
Money available to purchase food Strongly Agree or Agree 14 (16.9) 20 (90.9)  < 0.001
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 69 (83.1) 2 (8.7)  
Food preparation Strongly Agree or Agree 26 (31.3) 17 (73.9)  < 0.001
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 57 (68.7) 6 (26.1)  
Food storage Strongly Agree or Agree 22 (26.5) 13 (56.5) 0.008
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 61 (73.5) 10 (43.5)  
Food safety Strongly Agree or Agree 11 (13.3) 7 (30.4) 0.066
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 72 (86.7) 16 (69.6)  
Food waste Strongly Agree or Agree 12 (14.5) 12 (52.2)  < 0.001
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 70 (84.3) 11 (47.8)  
No effect due to Covid-19 Strongly Agree or Agree 31 (37.3) 3 (13.0) 0.019
Neutral Disagree or Strongly Disagree 52 (62.7) 20 (87.0)