Canadian Community Health Survey - Annual Component (CCHS)
Food insecurity of household, measure
Food insecurity refers to whether households both with and without children were able to afford the food they needed in the previous 12 months.
Household refers to a person or group of persons who occupy the same dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada or abroad. The dwelling may be either a collective dwelling or a private dwelling. The household may consist of a family group such as a census family, of two or more families sharing a dwelling, of a group of unrelated persons or of a person living alone. Household members who are temporarily absent on reference day are considered part of their usual household.