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Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Though 2013-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_13_14/underweight_adult_13_14.pdf

Finds that an estimated 1.4% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are underweight  Tables show trends by age groups and sex since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Though 2013-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_13_14/underweight_adult_13_14.pdf

Finds that an estimated 1.4% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are underweight  Tables show trends by age groups and sex since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_13_14/underweight_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 3.8% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are underweight.  Table shows trends by age groups since 1970.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2016-2026

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2109786/gfa27.pdf

The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries is projected to fall from 17% in 2016 to 6% in 2026.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Draft Guidance to Food Industry for Voluntarily Reducing Sodium in Processed and Commercially Prepared Food

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51478-Shipping-Containers.pdf

Press release about request for public comments on proposed agency guidance that would create voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry.  Describes current average sodium intake of Americans, the proposed target amounts, and the science behind sodium reduction and health improvement.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Food Security Among Hispanic Adults in the United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2083802/eib-153.pdf

Estimates the extent and severity of food insecurity across diverse groups of Hispanic households.  Food insecurity was worse among Hispanics identifying as Mexicans, Central/South American, and Puerto Rican than among those identifying as Cuban.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Daily Water Intake Among U.S. Men and Women, 2009-2012

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db242.pdf

Describes water needs and average amounts consumed by age, sex, and race/Hispanic origin.  Also covers sources of water consumed. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Consumer Expenditures Midyear Update, July 2014 Through June 2015 Average

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/cesmy_04152016.pdf

Reports that average consumer expenditures were up 5.9% compared with the 2013-2014 midyear average.  Average incomes also increased by 6.6%.  Covers average household expenditures by specific categories.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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