Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine (i) the prevalence of food insecurity among older persons, (ii) the characteristics of the food insecure and (iii) the association between food insecurity and well-being. Methods: The 2001 National Health Survey is used to measure the prevalence of food insecurity. Multivariate analysis is conducted using rare events logistic regression. Results: Almost 3% of Australians aged 55 years and over, and 7% of those aged under 55 are estimated to be...[Show more]
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