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Table 1 Study population characteristics

From: Association between food insecurity and access to a mental health professional: cross-sectional analysis of NHANES 2007–2014

  N = 19,789 (Weighted N = 608,437,356) Weighted %
Age Mean = 47.5 (SD = 16.8)  
Gender Female 50.7
Male 49.3
Race/ethnicity Non-Hispanic, White 69.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 11.0
Hispanic 13.5
Other 6.6
Marital status Married 55.6
Widowed 5.6
Divorced 10.7
Separated 2.3
Never married 18.4
Living with partner 7.4
Adult education level < High school 16.8
High school graduate 22.5
>High school 60.7
Household Income-to-poverty ratio Mean = 3.0 (SD = 1.7)  
Born outside the US Yes 16.4
Insurance Private 49.9
Medicare 13.7
Public, not Medicare 17.2
None 19.2
Smoking Never 54.7
Current 20.7
Former 24.6
SNAP Yes 20.6
WIC Yes, received in last 12 months 6.5
Emergency food (food pantry, soup kitchen) Yes 7.1
Diabetes Yes 12.6
Dyslipidemia Yes 55.5
Hypertension Yes 38.0
Cardiovascular Disease Yes 7.7
MDD Yes 8.1
Food insecurity Yes 13.9
MHP Yes 7.9
  1. SD standard deviation, SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, WIC The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program of Women, Infants, and Children, MDD Major Depressive Disorder, MHP mental health provider