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 1774 21.0 0.6 19.9 22.0
GENDER
Male 605 17.2 0.8 15.7 18.8
Female 1169 24.5 0.8 23.0 26.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 159 28.6 2.2 24.2 33.0
25-34 years 246 24.0 1.5 21.0 27.0
35-44 years 287 24.9 1.5 21.9 27.8
45-54 years 370 22.8 1.3 20.3 25.2
55-64 years 384 19.2 1.1 17.1 21.3
65+ years 328 10.6 0.7 9.3 11.9
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 216 40.8 2.5 35.9 45.6
Non-hispanic 1550 19.1 0.6 18.0 20.2
RACE
White only 1483 19.4 0.6 18.4 20.5
Black or African American only 109 26.6 3.1 20.6 32.6
Other race only 58 32.3 4.7 23.0 41.6
More than one race 59 32.8 4.7 23.5 42.0
EDUCATION
Less than high school 207 37.4 2.5 32.5 42.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 552 23.2 1.1 21.1 25.3
Some college 642 23.2 1.0 21.3 25.2
College graduate 371 10.1 0.6 8.9 11.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 336 57.0 2.7 51.8 62.2
$15,000 to $24,999 494 42.0 1.8 38.5 45.5
$25,000 to $34,999 248 32.0 2.1 27.9 36.0
$35,000 to $49,999 184 16.6 1.3 13.9 19.2
$50,000 or more 255 7.8 0.6 6.7 8.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 821 18.4 0.7 17.1 19.8
Out of work 139 40.4 3.3 33.8 46.9
Homemaker/Student 206 26.0 2.0 22.1 29.8
Retired 275 10.2 0.7 8.8 11.6
Unable to work 325 57.1 2.8 51.6 62.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 396 15.1 0.9 13.3 16.8
1 to less than 20 hours 94 25.1 2.9 19.5 30.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 279 26.9 1.6 23.6 30.1
40 plus hours 514 15.6 0.8 14.1 17.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 766 15.4 0.6 14.2 16.6
Divorced/Seperated 475 36.9 1.7 33.6 40.1
Widowed 181 18.7 1.7 15.4 22.0
Never married 352 28.4 1.6 25.2 31.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 829 35.4 1.2 33.0 37.7
Not living with a disability 927 16.4 0.6 15.2 17.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 100 23.8 2.5 18.8 28.8
Rural 188 19.8 1.6 16.7 22.9
Densely-settled rural 316 21.6 1.3 19.1 24.2
Semi-Urban 320 25.4 1.6 22.4 28.4
Urban 850 19.5 0.8 18.0 20.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1390 17.6 0.5 16.6 18.7
Uninsured 372 45.0 2.2 40.8 49.2
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 325 29.0 1.6 25.9 32.2
No diabetes 1446 20.1 0.6 18.9 21.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 248 33.6 2.3 29.0 38.1
No current asthma 1499 19.7 0.6 18.6 20.8
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 710 25.9 1.0 23.9 27.8
No 1051 19.2 0.7 18.0 20.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 473 55.9 2.2 51.6 60.1
<14 days mental health NOT good 1258 16.7 0.5 15.6 17.7
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 536 36.8 1.6 33.7 39.9
Non-smoker 1229 17.5 0.6 16.3 18.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 434 18.4 1.0 16.4 20.5
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 470 18.0 0.9 16.2 19.8
Obese, BMI>=30 736 25.2 1.0 23.3 27.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 1064 18.0 0.6 16.8 19.3
No 707 28.6 1.1 26.4 30.9
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 157 12.8 1.2 10.6 15.1
Did not serve on active duty 1616 22.1 0.6 20.9 23.3

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