Proportion of respondents who reported poor health indicators experienced by their children.
Food Insecurity* Poor Child Health** Developmental Risk
Secure Households 7% 11% 14%
Overcrowding 17% 13% 14%
Multiple Moves 19% 18% 22%
*Food insecurity based on reported child’s hunger (skipping or reduced meals) or poor diet (relying on only a few foods)
**Poor health based on caregiver’s assessment of child’s health.
Source: Cutts, Diana B., Meyers, Alan F., Black, Maureen M., et al. (2011). US Housing insecurity and the health of very young children. American Journal of Public Health. 101(8), 1508-1514. http://www.childrenshealthwatch.org/upload/resource/ushousingandchildhealth_ajph_dc_aug11.pdf