This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Estimated prevalence of low and very low food security in the population of England, Wales and Northern Ireland aged 16 and over
The proportion of the population of England, Wales and Northern Ireland that are classified and having low or very low food security based on the USDA measure and suite of 10 questions
England, Wales and Northern Ireland
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Low food security - Reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake. Very low food security - Reports of multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2020-01-06: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2020-07-03: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|