Food Insecurity Among College Students with and without Medical Disorders at a University in Appalachia

Laura McArthur, Melissa D. Gutschall, Kimberly Fasczewski & Anna Jackson
Objective: This study compared severity of food insecurity, characteristics, and behaviors of college students with and without diagnosed medical disorders. Design: Data were collected using a cross-sectional online questionnaire. Variables measured were food security status, disorders, coping strategies, and perceived barriers to food access. Descriptive and inferential statistics examined associations and compared groups. Statistical significance was p≤0.05. Setting: Data were collected at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Participants: The sample was 247 food insecure...
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