Table 5.7: Adult food insecurity, (age-standardised), 2017/2018 combined, by area deprivation and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2017/2018 combined
Food insecuritya Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
(5th) Least deprived 4th 3rd 2nd (1st) Most deprived
% % % % %
Men Worried would run out of food 4 6 7 10 16
Ate less 3 4 6 7 12
Ran out of food 0 2 5 4 7
Women Worried would run out of food 5 5 9 10 16
Ate less 3 4 6 7 12
Ran out of food 1 3 3 3 7
All adults Worried would run out of food 4 5 8 10 16
Ate less 3 4 6 7 12
Ran out of food 1 2 4 4 7
Unweighted bases Men 650 783 688 647 511
Women 857 995 905 861 720
All adults 1507 1778 1593 1508 1231
Weighted bases Men 748 783 729 770 629
Women 812 838 777 795 719
All adults 1560 1621 1506 1564 1348

a The questions ask about food insecurity in the last 12 months… because of a lack of money or other resources
Age-standardisation has been carried out using 2017 mid-year population estimates for private households in Scotland. Please see the technical report for more information.


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