Food security in South Africa: a review of national surveys
Demetre Labadarios, Zandile June-Rose Mchiza, Nelia Patricia Steyn, Gerda Gericke, Eleni Maria Winifred Maunder, Yul Derek Davids & Whadi-ah Parker
Volume 89, Number 12, December 2011, 891-899
Table 1. Comparative results of three national surveys and one local survey on the Community Childhood Hunger Identification Project (CCHIP) index, South Africa
|Question||NFCS 1999 (n = 2 735)
|NFCS 2005 (n = 2 413)
|FIVIMS 2005a (n = 597)
|SASAS 2008 (n = 1 150)
|Household-level food insecurity|
|1. Household runs out of money to buy food||69||70||63.6||46|
|2. A limited number of foods is available in the house||64||65||–||39|
|Individual-level food insecurity|
|3. Person cuts or skips meals||54||55.4||–||33.4|
|4. Mother eats less||59||61||–||36.4|
|5. Children eat less||53||54||–||29.1|
|6. Children say they are hungry||49||52||–||28.7|
|7. Children’s meals are cut||48||49||–||25.1|
|8. Children go to bed hungry||30||33||35.8||16.2|
FIVIMS, Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Modelling System Survey; NFCS, National Food Consumption Survey; SASAS, South African Social Attitudes Survey.
a There are only two values in this column because the responses to questions 2–7 were not comparable in the original CCHIP index (used in the 1999 and 2005 NFCS and the SASAS) and the adapted versions of the CCHIP index (used in the FIVIMS).
Source: adapted from references 11–13,15.