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2002 Hunger Statistics

Issue Brief
October 31, 2003

Percentage of all households that are
"food insecure with hunger" and "food insecure,"
by state, 2000-02

State

Food insecure with hunger

Margin of error

Total food insecure

Margin of error

 

State

Food insecure with hunger

Margin of error

Total food insecure

Margin of error

Alabama

3.7

0.73

12.5

1.24

 

Montana

4.1

0.81

12.8

1.16

Alaska

4.3

0.62

11.8

1.43

 

Nebraska

3.1

0.67

10.7

1.63

Arizona

3.7

0.82

12.5

1.50

 

Nevada

3.3

0.75

9.3

0.89

Arkansas

4.4

1.15

14.6

1.61

 

New Hampshire

2.1

0.56

6.7

0.99

California

3.5

0.38

11.7

0.68

 

New Jersey

2.7

0.65

8.5

0.90

Colorado

2.8

0.48

9.2

0.83

 

New Mexico

3.8

0.76

14.3

1.36

Connecticut

2.8

0.49

7.6

0.85

 

New York

2.9

0.36

9.4

0.57

Delaware

1.9

0.76

6.8

1.42

 

North Carolina

3.7

0.55

12.3

1.08

District of Columbia

2.3

0.53

9.3

1.04

 

North Dakota

2.0

0.53

8.1

1.17

Florida

3.7

0.55

11.8

0.99

 

Ohio

3.3

0.43

9.8

0.76

Georgia

3.5

0.76

12.9

1.32

 

Oklahoma

5.1

0.68

14.3

1.28

Hawaii

3.6

1.03

11.9

1.93

 

Oregon

5.0

0.87

13.7

1.12

Idaho

4.3

0.74

13.7

1.35

 

Pennsylvania

2.7

0.48

9.4

0.68

Illinois

2.7

0.41

8.6

0.77

 

Rhode Island

3.4

0.66

10.1

1.49

Indiana

2.8

0.59

8.9

0.97

 

South Carolina

4.3

1.16

12.3

1.49

Iowa

2.8

0.74

9.1

1.17

 

South Dakota

2.2

0.53

8.0

0.92

Kansas

3.9

0.72

11.7

1.35

 

Tennessee

3.3

0.66

11.3

1.25

Kentucky

2.9

0.70

10.8

1.34

 

Texas

4.1

0.46

14.8

1.05

Louisiana

2.9

0.75

13.1

1.66

 

Utah

4.6

0.99

15.2

1.70

Maine

2.8

0.62

9.0

1.08

 

Vermont

2.4

0.56

9.0

1.16

Maryland

2.9

0.72

8.2

1.40

 

Virginia

1.8

0.49

7.3

1.13

Massachusetts

2.1

0.71

6.4

1.13

 

Washington

4.4

0.86

12.3

1.36

Michigan

3.0

0.50

9.2

0.74

 

West Virginia

2.7

0.45

9.4

1.11

Minnesota

2.2

0.84

7.1

1.02

 

Wisconsin

3.3

0.49

8.1

0.74

Mississippi

4.5

0.81

14.8

1.17

 

Wyoming

4.3

1.00

10.7

1.47

Missouri

3.3

0.63

9.9

1.37

 

United States

3.3

0.09

10.8

0.22

Source: "Household Food Security in the United States,” 2002. USDA, Economic Research Service, October 2003.

Note: Margins of error are reported at the 90 percent confidence level.

--Michael Leachman, OCPP

Related Materials

Related Material:

Hunger in Your State (PDF), a guide for producing state level reports.