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Table 5 Associations between campus food pantry variables and food security status among first-year college students at risk of weight gain in the United States, 2016

From: Prevalence and correlates of food insecurity among U.S. college students: a multi-institutional study

  Total n (%) Food-secure n (%) Food-insecure n (%) P-valuea Insecure vs. secure
Campus Has a Food Pantry 855    0.582
 Yes 407 (47.7) 326 (47.2) 81 (49.7)  
 No 258 (30.2) 207 (30.3) 51 (31.3)
 Choose not to answer 188 (22.0) 157 (22.8) 31 (19.0)
 Missing 2   
Utilize Food Pantry     < 0.001
Among all respondentsb 407    
 Yes 26 (6.7) 11 (3.5) 15 (20.5)
 No 363 (93.3) 305 (96.5) 58 (79.5)
Among respondents from campuses with a food pantry 274    < 0.001
 Yes 21 (7.7) 9 (4.1) 12 (22.2)  
 No 253 (92.3) 211 (95.9) 42 (77.8)  
Food Pantry Location Preference     0.161
 In the center of campus 381 (44.6) 316 (45.7) 65 (39.9)  
 In the center of campus and hidden 297 (34.7) 228 (32.9) 69 (42.3)
 On the outskirts of campus with bus access 96 (11.2) 80 (11.6) 16 (9.8)
 Choose not to answer 81 (9.5) 68 (9.8) 13 (8.0)
  1. aχ2 test was used. P-value < 0.05 is statistically significant. bQuestion displayed for students who reported the existence of a campus food pantry