Table 1

Prevalencea of household food insecurity according to various demographics and socioeconomic and neighbourhood characteristics, Paris metropolitan area, 2010
Low FS Very low FS Total food insecurity
Weighted populationa Prevalencea 95% CIa p Prevalencea 95% CIa P Prevalencea 95% CIa P
Total population 3006 3.90% [3.07-4.87] 2.40% [1.65-3.61] 6.30% [4.99-7.96]
Household (HH) type
Single-person HH 572 3.16% [1.95-5.08] <0.001 2.42% [1.46-3.98] <0.001 5.58% [4.03-7.67] <0.001
Single-family HH 1972 2.56% [1.76-3.72] 1.61% [0.87-2.98] 4.17% [2.81-6.16]
Two-or-more family HH 75 13.62% [5.86-28.54] 8.85% [4.18-17.80] 21.47% [12.73-36.55]
Single-parent family 279 12.15% [8.28-17.47] 4.97% [3.03-8.04] 17.11% [12.76-22.57]
Unrelated-persons HH 163 2.97% [0.63-12.89] 5.05% [1.49-15.80] 8.02% [3.12-19.12]
Number of childrenb in the HH
None 1867 2.89% [2.01-4.16] <0.001 1.82% [1.18-2.83] 0.006 4.71% [3.58-6.23] <0.001
1 or 2 892 5.16% [3.60-7.21] 3.03% [1.70-5.28] 8.18% [5.70-11.44]
3 or more 247 6.71% [4.10-10.82] 5.06% [2.43-10.23] 11.77% [7.49-18.03]
HH head's gender
Male 2286 3.46% [2.62-4.54] 0.046 2.27% [1.44-3.62] 0.332 5.73% [4.26-7.70] 0.022
Female 719 5.15% [3.66-7.31] 2.92% [1.87-4.61] 8.07% [6.23-10.56]
HH head’s age
18-29 314 6.43% [3.63-11.14] 0.02 4.87% [2.16-10.62] <0.001 11.30% [7.24-17.20] <0.001
30-59 1872 3.88% [2.89-05.20] 2.90% [1.83-4.56] 6.78% [5.15-8.88]
60 or over 820 2.85% [1.71-04.71] 0.50% [0.21-1.19] 3.34% [2.08-5.34]
HH head's socio-occupational category
Never worked 87 3.87% [0.58-21.66] <0.001 3.40% [1.00-10.96] <0.001 7.27% [2.39-20.08] <0.001
Upper white-collar 1066 1.29% [0.58-2.84] 0.56% [0.12-2.58] 1.85% [0.93-3.66]
Tradespeople/ salespersons 209 2.79% [0.81-9.21] 1.42% [0.41-4.79] 4.21% [1.71-9.97]
Intermediate white-collar 360 3.52% [1.67-7.28] 2.15% [0.93-4.92] 5.67% [3.30-9.58]
Lower white-collar 893 6.10% [4.55-8.14] 4.94% [3.17-7.61] 11.04% [8.70-13.91]
Blue-collar 335 6.93% [4.44-10.65] 2.74% [1.46-5.07] 9.67% [6.65-13.84]
HH head's education level
Tertiary 1580 2.59% [1.57-4.29] <0.001 1.33% [0.71-2.40] <0.001 3.92% [2.69-5.67] <0.001
Secondary 1053 4.56% [3.50-5.86] 3.70% [2.35-5.75] 8.26% [6.41-10.51]
None or primary 352 7.69% [4.75-12.38] 3.70% [1.99-7.19] 11.40% [7.37-17.66]
HH monthly income (€/CUc)
>1666 2211 2.00% [1.25-3.16] <0.001 0.90% [0.45-1.55] <0.001 2.85% [1.87-4.28] <0.001
[791–1166] 439 6.60% [4.57-9.32] 3.40% [1.99-5.57] 10.00% [7.40-13.12]
<791 (poverty threshold) 356 12.10% [8.68-16.89] 11.30% [7.27-17.29] 23.38% [17.57-30.81]
Source of income
Welfare benefits 235 17.63% [12.58-24.15] <0.001 9.33% [5.72-14.87] <0.001 26.96% [20.91-34.00] <0.001
Other 2738 2.74% [2.04-3.66] 1.84% [1.22-2.77] 4.58% [3.52-5.93]
Resident of social housing
No 2244 2.53% [1.73-3.66] <0.001 1.47% [0.86-2.49] <0.001 3.99% [2.86-5.55] <0.001
Yes 762 7.82% [6.06-10.03] 5.33% [3.58-7.87] 13.15% [10.19-16.80]
Neighbourhood socioeconomic status
Underprivileged 448 8.91% [6.61-11.70] <0.001 4.68% [2.56-8.45] <0.001 13.59% [9.25-19.29] <0.001
Working-class 489 6.35% [4.66-8.61] 2.05% [0.96-4.56] 8.40% [5.55-12.62]
Middle- or upper-class 2069 2.22% [1.35-3.61] 2.03% [1.14-3.64] 4.25% [2.86-6.30]

a Weighted.

b Under 18 years old.

c Consumption unit.

Martin-Fernandez et al.

Martin-Fernandez et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:486   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-486

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