HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Surveys find outright hunger among Latino immigrants in North Carolina

hey are often ashamed to have others know they are in trouble. They do whatever they can to protect their children from suffering, and they don't really know where to turn for help.

"But in one significant way, they differ from non-immigrants most cannot turn to the U.S. government's food safety net the food stamp program."

In Forsyth, 15.8 percent of those surveyed reported children had had to go all day without food in the past year and 21.8 percent reported that children were hungry because they couldn't afford more food. And yet the researchers also found that only 12.9 percent of those in Forsyth reported receiving food from a food pantry compared to 25 percent of those in eastern North Carolina.

The immigrants in the mountain counties are better off because of the year-round nature of the Christmas tree industry, but specific data on participation in food programs wasn't collected.

There is some other help available. About 60 percent of those in eastern North Carolina participated in the WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, compared to 40 percent in Forsyth County. More than 60 percent of survey participants both in eastern North Carolina and Forsyth participated in the school lunch program.

Quandt said the data showed the rates of hunger and food insecurity were considerably above nationally collected statistics among the general population, among Hispanics alone, and other low-income populations.

"Compared with the rest of the world, the United States enjoys relative freedom from food insecurity and hunger," Quandt said. "National data showed that 82.4 percent of U.S. households with children were food secure, 13.3 percent were food insecure without hunger and 4.3 percent reported hunger."

She added, "Policy makers need to reconsider access to food programs in the light of the levels of food insecurity and hunger and its short- and long-term consequences."


'"/>

Contact: Robert Conn
rconn@wfubmc.edu
336-716-4587
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
20-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mapping the neural landscape of hunger
2. Worlds pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise
3. GM rice will not end hunger in China
4. Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
5. New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
6. Womens mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
7. Sleep-related breathing disorder common among aggressive, bullying schoolchildren
8. Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance
9. Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
10. Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer
11. Access to alcohol among middle school children

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/17/2014)... of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have ... than those with no inflammation, according to results of ... Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. , The link between persistent ... so-called high-grade prostate cancer those with a Gleason ... of the most aggressive and rapidly growing prostate cancers. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens ... where malaria is common can mount an immune response ... to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness ... their bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop future ... the malaria parasite. , Each year, approximately 200 million ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MANHASSET, NY In a review published in the ... MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, ... the medical community,s approach to treating sepsis, ... 200,000 Americans. , Sepsis occurs when molecules released into ... inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Doctors who treat patients with a severe and ... an agonizing treatment decision. , The drug sirolimus ... relieve shortness of breath. But some patients eventually ... potentially fatal complications following transplantation. , "It,s a ... director of Loyola University Medical Center,s LAM Clinic ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to ... UC Irvine and the Salk Institute have opened the ... stroke-induced brain damage. , A complex and devastating neurological ... primary reason for disability in the U.S. The blood-brain ... blood-borne material into the brain, causing the permanent deficits ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 3Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3Health News:Study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2013-2015" ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ) Benefiting from aging ... China,s orthopedic instrument industry has seen rapid ... from 3.28 billion yuan in 2006 to 9.85 billion ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6k27gw/dental ) ... Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends ... offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... used on patients in order to treat dental impairments, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today announced it ... adults suffering from the severe cold weather that has gripped ... to helping those in need; so to support these emergency ... up to $250,000, which could mean up to $500,000 in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3
Cached News: