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National and State-Level Estimates of WIC Eligibles and Program Reach 2012

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This report offers updated estimates of the number of people eligible for WIC benefits in 2012, including (1) estimates by participant category (including children by single year of age) and coverage rates; (2) updated estimates in U.S. territories; and (3) confidence intervals. The national estimates presented in this report are based on a methodology developed in 2003 by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council (CNSTAT). The report’s State-level estimates use a methodology developed by the Urban Institute that apportions the national figures using data from the American Community Survey.

The original published versions of Volume I and Volume II have been replaced with versions that correct a minor calculation error in Table 6 of Volume I and Tables A.7a-2012 and A.7b-2012 in Volume II.

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