Food Insecurity by Income

Finger Lakes and Western New York Region (2021)

The below chart uses Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey data to estimate the percentage of the population that have been concerned about affording nutritious meals in the past year. There are clear differences in food insecurity across income levels with those reporting lower income levels being much more likely to report concern with affording nutritious meals. Reported food insecurity is the largest for those making under $25,000 a year, with nearly one out of four people reporting this concern. The rate among respondents making at least $100,000 a year is suppressed because the numerator does not meet data reporting requirements.
To see more of the BRFSS survey data, visit the interactive BRFSS Health Indicator Dashboard.

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