Food and food security

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The UK Data Service has a faceted search application called Discover where you can search and browse our data collections, support guides, case studies, and related publications.

Browsing for Food and food security data

Use Discover to retrieve a list of studies related to food and food security. This will provide a list of studies with links to the catalogue records and related materials.

Searching for Food and food security data

Use Discover to retrieve a list of studies on food and food security by searching the catalogue using a free-text search on a related term, such as:

  • food
  • nutrition
  • diet
  • hunger

You can refine your search by Country, Kind of data, Spatial unit, Observation unit, Depositor or Date. This will provide a list of studies with links to the catalogue records and related materials.

Searching using the UK Data Services' HASSET thesaurus

Use the UK Data Service Humanities And Social Science Electronic Thesaurus (HASSET) to search for keywords and explore their narrower, broader or related terms, for example:

search on the term 'food' in the thesaurus

search on the term 'nutrition' in the thesaurus

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Looking at variables on Food and food security Data

Researchers can retrieve a list of studies on food and food security by using the UK Data Service Variable and Question Bank search. This searches on variable labels and value labels within a dataset. Each survey on the UK Data Service website comes with documentation about the variables available. This documentation is available on the webpage for each year of the survey.

Downloading and ordering Food and food security data

Registered users can download or order most data for offline analysis. Most survey data are available to download in standard formats, for example, SPSS, STATA and tab-delimited. Further information on how to access and download data is available from our how to access page.

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