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More than 1% of Canadian population suffers hunger

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7268.1042/a (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1042
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Although they live in one of the world's richest countries, 57 000 Canadian families in a national survey have been reported as going hungry because of lack of money for food. The families often were single parent families, received social assistance or welfare, were Aborigines living off their reserves, and had a low income.

    The data come from the 1994 national longitudinal survey of children and youth. Of more than 13 000 households surveyed, 1.2% (or 57 000 families in …

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