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New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and Neighborhood Topics

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-193.html

Press release with information on American households including, for the first time in the 42 year history of the American Housing Survey, information on food security status.  10.5 million households or 8.9% reported a lack of money to buy adequate amounts of food.  Also covers housing costs, home financing, home improvements, and neighborhood characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

Characteristics of Hospital Stays Involving Malnutrition, 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb210-Malnutrition-Hospital-Stays-2013.pdf

Malnutrition occurs among 3% of adult hospital stays in the U.S. and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs.  This report presents national estimates on the characteristics of malnutrition reported during nonbirth hospital stays.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Global Implications of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Categories: Climate Change,Crime/Justice,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,Treaties

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/NIC_White_Paper_on_IUU_Fishing.pdf

Defines the nature of illegal and unregulated fishing, describes the threat to legitimate fishing and ocean health posed by such activities, and prospects for alleviation of the problem through such actions as the Port State Measures Agreement that came into force in June 2016.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

USDA Branded Food Products Database

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

Joins the National Nutrient Database with information about food products.  The Branded Food Products Database currently contains nutrition details on more than 80,000 name-brand prepared and packaged foods available at restaurants and groceries.  Will eventually include up to 500,000 products with expanded details from Nutrition Facts Panel.  From the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Implications for U.S. National Security of Anticipated Climate Change

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/NIC_White_Paper_Climate_Change.pdf

Discusses threats to national security from global warming in the near term, over the next five, years, and over the next twenty years.  Among the threats covered: severe weather, adverse effects on food prices and availability, increased risks to human health, negative impacts on investments and economic competitiveness, and sea level rise.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Household Food Security in the United States in 2015

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2137663/err215.pdf

12.7% of American households were food insecure at least some time during 2015, and 5% had very low food security.  The low food security households lacked the money to prevent disruptions of eating patterns.  Also describes the prevalence of food insecurity in households with children and participation in federal food assistance programs. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html

Provides a set of U.S. maps showing prevalence of obesity for adults by state and prevalence of obesity by state and by race/ethnicity.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2011-2014

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_039.pdf

Human body measurements provide important indicators of nutritional status in children and adults.  They reflect general health status, dietary adequacy, disease risk, body composition, and growth patterns.  These data show the distribution of height, weight, body mass index and other details of the U.S. population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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