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December 1, 2019



National- and State-Level Estimates of WIC Eligibility and WIC Program Reach in 2017 Final Report: Volume I

By Kelsey Gray, Carole Trippe, Chrystine Tadler, Clay Perry, Paul Johnson, David Betson

This report presents estimates of the number of individuals eligible for WIC benefits and the percentage of the eligible population participating in calendar year (CY) 2017. For the purposes of this report, WIC participants are defined as those individuals who were enrolled in WIC and claimed their benefits in an average month of CY 2017. WIC provides services in 90 State agencies: the 50 States; the District of Columbia; 5 U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands); and 34 ITOs. Estimates are provided at the national, regional, and State levels, and include Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. Estimates are also provided by participant category—i.e., infants, children, pregnant women, and postpartum women—and by race and ethnicity.

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March 22, 2021

Gray K, Tadler C, Perry C, Johnson P, Betson D (2019). National- and State- Level Estimates of WIC Eligibility and WIC Program Reach in 2017. USDA, Vol. 1. Available online: https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/resource-files/WICEligibles2017-Volume1.pdf Available online: https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/resource-files/WICEligibles2017-Volume1.pdf