Severe food insecurity associated with mortality among lower-income Canadian adults approaching eligibility for public pensions: a population cohort study

October 5, 2020

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In a new study published in BMC Public Health, PROOF researchers found that severely food-insecure adults approaching 65 years old were more likely to die than their food-secure counterparts before collecting public pensions that could reduce their food insecurity. These findings highlight the need to reassess the coverage & adequacy of income support to low-income working-age adults.

Bar graph showing great crude mortality rate for severely food insecure adults and earlier age at death among those who died before 65.

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Men, F., & Tarasuk, V. (2020). Severe food insecurity associated with mortality among lower-income Canadian adults approaching eligibility for public pensions: a population cohort study. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1-9.