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Table 6.7 Adult food insecurity, 2017, by household type

Aged 16 and over 2017
Food insecuritya Single adults Single parent Single older Small family Older smaller family Large adult Small adult Large family
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Worried run out of food 21 * 3 8 1 4 9 12
Ate less 20 * 1 7 1 2 8 10
Ran out of food 17 * 1 4 0 1 4 3
Women
Worried run out of food 18 23 1 8 1 7 9 10
Ate less 15 21 1 7 0 5 7 9
Ran out of food 11 12 0 4 0 3 4 6
All adults
Worried run out of food 20 21 2 8 1 6 9 11
Ate less 18 18 1 7 1 4 8 10
Ran out of food 14 10 1 4 0 2 4 5
Bases (weighted):
Men 205 8 70 218 235 273 439 99
Women 160 59 162 274 250 233 400 126
All adults 365 68 231 491 485 506 838 225
Bases (unweighted):
Men 216 9 96 186 292 158 349 79
Women 200 79 212 293 327 189 410 126
All adults 416 88 308 479 619 347 759 205

a In the last 12 months… because of a lack of money or other resources


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