Nutrition and Health Characteristics of Low-Income Populations: Volume II, WIC Participants and Nonparticipants
By Cole N, Fox M
Data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III), conducted in 1988-94, were used to compare the nutrition and health characteristics of participants and nonparticipants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). This research was designed to establish a baseline from which to monitor the nutritional and health characteristics of WIC participants and nonparticipants over time. Because of age-based variations in the survey protocols and small samples of pregnant and postpartum women, data were not consistently available among women, infants, and children. Data availability was the richest for children and most limited for pregnant women.
This research was funded by the USDA Economic Research Service.
March 21, 2018
Cole N, Fox M (2004) Nutrition and Health Characteristics of Low-Income Populations: Volume II, WIC Participants and Nonparticipants. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Available online: https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=43630