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Table 1 The household food security status based on the food security questionnaire final score

From: Food insecurity is an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes: a case-control study of new referrals to the University clinics, Shiraz, Southern Iran

Food security status code Number of positive answers
Families with children under 18 (total score: 18) Families without children under 18 (total score: 10)
Food secure 0 0–2 0–2
Food insecure without hunger 1 3–7 3–5
Food insecure with moderate hunger 2 8–12 6–8
Food insecure with severe hunger 3 13–18 9–10
  1. Guide to Measuring Household Food Security (Bickel et al, 2000) [29]