Percentage of Adults Who Were Always, Usually or Sometimes
Worried or Stressed About Having Enough Money To
Buy Nutritious Meals in the Past 12 Months

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1584 19.7 0.5 18.7 20.8
GENDER
Female 1051 22.6 0.7 21.2 24.1
Male 533 16.7 0.8 15.2 18.2
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 151 27.5 2.1 23.5 31.6
25-34 years 259 26.8 1.6 23.7 29.9
35-44 years 274 25.1 1.5 22.2 27.9
45-54 years 325 20.6 1.2 18.3 23.0
55-64 years 325 14.8 0.9 13.1 16.5
65+ years 250 7.8 0.5 6.7 8.9
ETHNICITY
Not hispanic 1449 18.8 0.5 17.8 19.8
Hispanic 129 29.7 2.5 24.9 34.6
RACE
White only 1313 17.9 0.5 16.9 18.9
Black or African American only 101 30.6 3.2 24.3 36.9
Other race only 104 28.8 2.8 23.4 34.2
More than one race 51 34.1 4.6 25.0 43.2
EDUCATION
Less than high school 200 34.1 2.3 29.5 38.7
High school graduate or G.E.D 555 23.5 1.0 21.5 25.5
Some college 527 20.5 0.9 18.6 22.3
College graduate 302 9.6 0.6 8.5 10.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 335 44.8 2.4 40.2 49.4
$15,000 to $24,999 449 35.5 1.6 32.3 38.6
$25,000 to $34,999 232 28.1 1.8 24.6 31.6
$35,000 to $49,999 184 17.5 1.4 14.8 20.2
$50,000 or more 190 6.6 0.5 5.5 7.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 771 18.4 0.7 17.0 19.7
Out of work 173 37.2 2.8 31.8 42.6
Homemaker/Student 137 21.7 1.9 18.1 25.4
Retired 209 7.8 0.6 6.7 9.0
Unable to work 287 48.3 2.5 43.4 53.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 288 12.6 0.9 10.9 14.3
1 to less than 20 hours 80 17.8 2.2 13.5 22.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 212 22.3 1.6 19.2 25.4
40 plus hours 511 16.7 0.8 15.1 18.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 669 14.9 0.6 13.7 16.0
Divorced/Separated 441 34.7 1.6 31.5 37.9
Widowed 151 14.7 1.3 12.1 17.2
Never married 316 25.8 1.5 22.9 28.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 889 16.7 0.6 15.6 17.9
Have a disability 684 30.5 1.1 28.2 32.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 69 16.1 2.1 12.1 20.1
Rural 145 15.7 1.4 13.0 18.4
Densely-settled rural 250 20.4 1.3 17.7 23.0
Semi-Urban 308 22.5 1.3 19.9 25.0
Urban 812 19.8 0.8 18.3 21.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 403 39.0 1.8 35.5 42.6
Insured 1174 15.9 0.5 14.9 16.9
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1314 19.1 0.6 18.0 20.2
Have diabetes 263 25.0 1.6 21.9 28.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1326 18.5 0.5 17.5 19.6
Current Asthma 243 32.0 2.1 27.9 36.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 979 18.6 0.6 17.4 19.8
Yes 590 23.1 1.0 21.2 25.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1146 16.4 0.5 15.4 17.4
14+ days mental health NOT good 397 48.0 2.1 43.9 52.2
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1065 16.5 0.5 15.4 17.5
Smoker 512 33.2 1.5 30.3 36.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 456 18.7 1.0 16.8 20.6
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 420 14.9 0.8 13.4 16.4
Obese, BMI>=30 603 25.1 1.1 23.0 27.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 594 26.2 1.1 24.1 28.4
Yes 983 17.3 0.6 16.1 18.4
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1468 20.9 0.6 19.7 22.0
Served on active duty 116 11.1 1.2 8.9 13.4

Numerator: Respondents who were always, usually, or sometimes
worried or stressed about having enough money to buy
nutritious meals in the past 12 months
 
Denominator: Among all respondents,
excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split B