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Am J Public Health. 2011 May;101(5):831-3. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.199703. Epub 2011 Mar 18.

Prevalence and predictors of food insecurity in migrant farmworkers in Georgia.

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  • 1Physician Assistant Program, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Abstract

We examined the prevalence of food insecurity in migrant farmworkers in Georgia. Of these workers 62.83% did not have enough food, and non-H-2A workers had an adjusted risk of food insecurity almost 3 times higher than did H-2A workers. Lack of access to cooking facilities, transportation problems, and having children were additional risk factors. Migrant farmworkers are at extreme risk for food insecurity, although being an H-2A guestworker was protective within this population. Policy interventions are needed to protect these vulnerable farmworkers.

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21421948
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PMC3076419
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10.2105/AJPH.2010.199703
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