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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: ‘Hunger in early life’: exploring the prevalence and correlates of child food insecurity in Canada

Variable Percentage
 Child food insecurity
 Food secure 94.85
 Food insecure 5.15
Immigrant status
 No 76.51
 Yes 23.49
Visible minority status
 No 79.71
 Yes 20.29
Living arrangement
 Couple 73.74
 Lone 17.11
 Other 9.15
Household size
 2 7.72
 3 29.41
 4 40.51
 5 or more 22.36
Province of residence
 Quebec 21.72
 Newfoundland and Labrador 2.42
 Prince Edward Island 1.46
 Nova Scotia 3.57
 New Brunswick 2.80
 Ontario 29.87
 Manitoba 5.12
 Saskatchewan 4.36
 Alberta 14.68
 British Columbia 12.56
 Territories 1.44
Household education
 More than secondary education 86.12
 Secondary education 10.84
 Less than secondary education 3.03
Household income
 More than $80 K 62.13
 60 K to 80 K 12.33
 40 K to 60 K 11.00
 20 K to 40 K 9.15
 Less than 20 K 5.37
Employment
 Yes 79.91
 No 20.09
Sense of belonging to community
 Very strong 17.43
 Somewhat strong 53.45
 Somewhat weak 23.24
 Very weak 5.88
Self-rated physical health
 Excellent 26.54
 Very good 40.96
 Good 25.31
 Fair 5.63
 Poor 1.56
Self-rated mental health
 Excellent 31.26
 Very good 38.74
 Good 23.37
 Fair 5.43
 Poor 1.20
 Total 21,455