TABLE 1

Sample Demographic Characteristics According to FI (N = 2010)

Food Secure (n = 1583)Food Insecure (n = 427)P
Site of data collection, %
    Baltimore2919<.0001
    Boston2830
    Little Rock2514
    Minneapolis1233
    Philadelphia64
Child variables
    Age, %
        4–12 mo3845.05
        13–24 mo4036
        25–36 mo2219
    Gender, %
        Female5356.28
        Male4744
    Low birth weight (<2500 g), %1514.46
    Weight-for-age z score, mean0.0340.021.87
    Weight-for-age z score ≥2 SD below mean, %66.50
    Weight-for-age z score ≥2 SD above mean, %64.21
    Breastfed, %5064<.0001
    Health insurance, %
        Public8392<.0001
        None24
        Private154
    Any previous hospitalizations, %2630.15
Caregiver variables
    <21 y of age, %1511.03
    Race/ethnicity, %
        Asian1<1<.0001
        Black6153
        Hispanic1634
        White2211
        Native American<11
    Born in United States, %7955<.0001
    Married, %3234.61
    Employed, %4936<.0001
    Education, %
        Some high school2637<.0001
        High school graduate4141
        College graduate3422
    Maternal report of depressive symptoms, %2948<.0001