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Table 2 Weighted prevalence of food insecurity and food assistance use among women in the US, by self-reported sexual orientation: NHANES 2005–2014 (n = 7379)

From: Sexual orientation disparities in food insecurity and food assistance use in U.S. adult women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005–2014

  Exclusively Heterosexual Lesbian WSW Bisexual WSW Heterosexual WSW   
Weighted % (95% CI) X2 P
Food insecure 13.1 (11.94–14.27) 25.5 (16.60–36.97) 27.3 (21.09–34.61) 20.6 (15.98–26.02) 13.8 <.001
Severe food insecurity 5.5 (4.75–6.26) 13.7 (7.94–22.7) 13.5 (9.40–19.02) 11.4 (5.42–6.92) 13.4 <.001
Past 12-month SNAP use 15.2 (13.59–17.02) 21.9 (12.9–34.59) 31.1 (24.9–38.06) 22.7 (18.44–27.54) 13.9 <.001
Past 12-month emergency food assistance 6.8 (5.85, 8.00) 17.5 (10.31, 28.09) 14.4 (10.38–19.67) 12.4 (6.50, 18.65) 11.0 <.001
  1. 95% CI 95% Confidence Interval, X2 Likelihood ratio chi-squared; P = p-value