Food insecurity and chronic diseases in low-income older Americans: The role of SNAP receipt in medication underuse

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Cardio-metabolic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are among the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.1 About 63.1% of adults 60 years or older were living with the hypertension between 2011 and 2014; 25.2% of adults 65% or older are living with diabetes2,3. Less than half (49.4%) of adults who were 60 years or older living with hypertension had their blood pressure controlled (SBP/DBP
Effective start/end date9/1/2012/31/22


  • USDA: Food & Nutrition Service (FCS): $23,987.00


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