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The findings indicate that children and youths ages 12-17 are shielded to a considerable extent from food insecurity relative to adults in the same household, and that the extent to which they are shielded is greater as the severity of adult food insecurity increases. The odds of youth self-reporting moderately severe food insecurity are about 50 percent below the odds for adults in the same household; the corresponding odds at a more severe level, approximating that of very low food security, are about 80 percent below the odds for adults in the same household. The extent to which youths are shielded relative to adults is less in households headed by cohabiting couples than in those headed by married couples or single adults. Evidence is mixed on how accurately national statistics represent the extent of food insecurity among youth. The most directly comparable measures indicate that the national statistics, based on adult proxy reports, over-represent the extent of food insecurity among youth it by about one-third. Comparisons of other measures suggest the opposite.