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Household food insecurity is inversely associated with social capital and health in females from special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children households in Appalachian Ohio.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Nov; 107(11):1989-93.JA

Abstract

Food insecurity has been negatively associated with social capital (a measure of perceived social trust and community reciprocity) and health status. Yet, these factors have not been studied extensively among women from households participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) or the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. A cross-sectional, self-administered, mailed survey was conducted in Athens County, Ohio, to examine the household food security status, social capital, and self-rated health status of women from households receiving WIC benefits alone (n=170) and those from households receiving both WIC and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program benefits (n=65), as well as the relationship of food security, social capital, and self-rated health status. Household food security and perceived health status were not significantly different between groups; however, high social capital was greater (chi(2)=8.156, P=0.004) among WIC, compared to WIC/Farmers' Market Nutrition Program group respondents. Overall, household food insecurity was inversely associated with perceived health status (r=-0.229, P=0.001) and social capital (r=0.337, P<0.001). Enabling networking among clients, leading to client-facilitated programs and projects, and developing programs that strengthen social capital, including community-based mentoring programs and nutrition education programs that are linked to community-based activities, are needed, as is additional research to verify these findings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ohio University, School of Human and Consumer Sciences, Athens, Ohio, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17964321

Citation

Walker, Jennifer L., et al. "Household Food Insecurity Is Inversely Associated With Social Capital and Health in Females From Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Households in Appalachian Ohio." Journal of the American Dietetic Association, vol. 107, no. 11, 2007, pp. 1989-93.
Walker JL, Holben DH, Kropf ML, et al. Household food insecurity is inversely associated with social capital and health in females from special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children households in Appalachian Ohio. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107(11):1989-93.
Walker, J. L., Holben, D. H., Kropf, M. L., Holcomb, J. P., & Anderson, H. (2007). Household food insecurity is inversely associated with social capital and health in females from special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children households in Appalachian Ohio. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107(11), 1989-93.
Walker JL, et al. Household Food Insecurity Is Inversely Associated With Social Capital and Health in Females From Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Households in Appalachian Ohio. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107(11):1989-93. PubMed PMID: 17964321.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Household food insecurity is inversely associated with social capital and health in females from special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children households in Appalachian Ohio. AU - Walker,Jennifer L, AU - Holben,David H, AU - Kropf,Mary L, AU - Holcomb,John P,Jr AU - Anderson,Heidi, PY - 2006/08/08/received PY - 2007/10/30/pubmed PY - 2007/12/7/medline PY - 2007/10/30/entrez SP - 1989 EP - 93 JF - Journal of the American Dietetic Association JO - J Am Diet Assoc VL - 107 IS - 11 N2 - Food insecurity has been negatively associated with social capital (a measure of perceived social trust and community reciprocity) and health status. Yet, these factors have not been studied extensively among women from households participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) or the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. A cross-sectional, self-administered, mailed survey was conducted in Athens County, Ohio, to examine the household food security status, social capital, and self-rated health status of women from households receiving WIC benefits alone (n=170) and those from households receiving both WIC and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program benefits (n=65), as well as the relationship of food security, social capital, and self-rated health status. Household food security and perceived health status were not significantly different between groups; however, high social capital was greater (chi(2)=8.156, P=0.004) among WIC, compared to WIC/Farmers' Market Nutrition Program group respondents. Overall, household food insecurity was inversely associated with perceived health status (r=-0.229, P=0.001) and social capital (r=0.337, P<0.001). Enabling networking among clients, leading to client-facilitated programs and projects, and developing programs that strengthen social capital, including community-based mentoring programs and nutrition education programs that are linked to community-based activities, are needed, as is additional research to verify these findings. SN - 0002-8223 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17964321/Household_food_insecurity_is_inversely_associated_with_social_capital_and_health_in_females_from_special_supplemental_nutrition_program_for_women_infants_and_children_households_in_Appalachian_Ohio_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-8223(07)01614-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -