Definition: Estimated percentage of women with a live birth who before age 14 lived in families in which they or a family member went hungry because the family could not afford enough food, by maternal age (e.g., among California women ages 15-19 with a live birth in 2013-2014, an estimated 12.9% had lived in families in which they or a family member went hungry because the family could not afford enough food).
Data Source: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program, & University of California, San Francisco, Center on Social Disparities in Health, Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) Survey (Mar. 2018).
Footnote: MIHA is an annual population-based survey of California resident women with a live birth in the calendar year. Percentages are weighted to represent all women with a live birth in California and counties during the time period. Refer to the MIHA technical notes for information on weighting methods.