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Hispanics were more likely than Asians and whites to report food hardship from 2011 through 2013.

In a telephone survey, King County adults were asked how often in the past 12 months (never, sometimes, or often) their food didn’t last and they didn’t have money to buy more. Answers of “sometimes” or “often” are indicators of food hardship.

  • Hispanic adults reported higher rates of food hardship than Asians or whites.
  • Food hardship rates among Hispanics were higher than the King County average, in households with and without children (data not shown here). 
  • Averaging data from 2011, 2012, and 2013 improved the reliability of rates for groups with low population numbers, enabling us to show data for American Indians/Alaska Natives and Multiple Race residents.  At the same time, averaging may mask some differences between groups.