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Food insecurity among university students in the United States amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vilme, H; Duke, NN; Dokurugu, Y; Akin-Odanye, EO; Paul, CJ; Kaninjing, E; López, IA; Matsouaka, R; Brown Speights, JS; De Leon, J; Sauls, DL ...
Published in: J Am Coll Health
July 11, 2022

OBJECTIVE: This study reports on food insecurity (FI) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: College students in four regions of the US completed the two-item validated Hunger Vital Sign™ screening tool on Qualtrics. RESULTS: FI increased significantly after March 2020 among US students (worry about food running out: 25% to 35%; food did not last: 17% to 21%) with significant regional increase in the Midwest and South. An adjusted multivariable logistic regression model indicated students that ran out of food were significantly at greater odds of experiencing hardship with paying bills (AOR: 5.59, 95% CI =3.90-8.06). CONCLUSIONS: The findings identified an increase in the prevalence of FI among college students during the pandemic. Suggestions of how to address FI are discussed.

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1940-3208

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Vilme, H., Duke, N. N., Dokurugu, Y., Akin-Odanye, E. O., Paul, C. J., Kaninjing, E., … Muiruri, C. (2022). Food insecurity among university students in the United States amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Coll Health, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2022.2082840
Vilme, Helene, Naomi N. Duke, Yussif Dokurugu, Elizabeth O. Akin-Odanye, Christopher J. Paul, Ernest Kaninjing, Ivette A. López, et al. “Food insecurity among university students in the United States amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.J Am Coll Health, July 11, 2022, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2022.2082840.
Vilme H, Duke NN, Dokurugu Y, Akin-Odanye EO, Paul CJ, Kaninjing E, et al. Food insecurity among university students in the United States amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Coll Health. 2022 Jul 11;1–6.
Vilme, Helene, et al. “Food insecurity among university students in the United States amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.J Am Coll Health, July 2022, pp. 1–6. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/07448481.2022.2082840.
Vilme H, Duke NN, Dokurugu Y, Akin-Odanye EO, Paul CJ, Kaninjing E, López IA, Matsouaka R, Brown Speights JS, De Leon J, Sauls DL, Ndip RN, Amissah F, Bosworth H, Warren CL, Muiruri C. Food insecurity among university students in the United States amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Coll Health. 2022 Jul 11;1–6.

Published In

J Am Coll Health

DOI

EISSN

1940-3208

Publication Date

July 11, 2022

Start / End Page

1 / 6

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance Abuse
  • 4206 Public health
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services