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Use of a single-question screening tool to detect hunger in families attending a neighborhood health center.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
4
Pages
278–284
Identifiers
PMID: 17660098
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The single-question screening tool had acceptable sensitivity, specificity, and reliability. Hungry families underused all types of food assistance programs. Taken together, these findings suggest that screening for hunger could become an important addition to routine pediatric health care in low-income neighborhoods.

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