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tezerji S, Nazari Robati F. Investigation of Food Security During the Epidemic of Covid 19 in Kerman Province ‎‎(1399)‎. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2020; 23
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-6392-en.html
1- Kerman Health Center, Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran , sajjadt70@yahoo.com
2- Kerman Health Center, Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran
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Introduction: Food security at the individual, family, national, regional and global levels would be achieved when all people at all times have physical and economic access to adequate, healthy and nutritious food for meeting the needs and priorities of a healthy and active life. The purpose of this study was to examine the status of food security and related socioeconomic factors in households of Kermancity ik pandemic covid19.
 Method: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 500 households in five comprehensive health centers located in five areas of Kerman. Individuals were selected randomly using the list of households covered by each center.. Personal-economic and social self-made questionnaires and the validated USDA food security questionnaire 18, previously verified as a validation questionnaire.
Results: In this study, There was a significant relationship between the socio-economic factors of the studied families (household size, home area and number of amenities) and the level of food security in individuals. There was a positive correlation between the household size and food security level (R = 0.142 and p <0.001), however the relationship between food security level with home area and number of amenities was reverse (R = -0.093 and p <0.005, R = 0.73 and p <0.001).
Conclusion: Based on the present study, the factors affecting food security in the city of Kerman could provide effective operational solutions to improve the food security in areas that may affecte by food insecurity. The results of this study indicate that the city of Kerman is in the safe food area before the crisis.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: COVID-19
Received: 2020/07/21 | Accepted: 2020/09/8

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