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Household factors associated with older Australian's purchasing a varied diet: Results from household expenditure data

Jeromey B Temple

Nutrition & Dietetics | Published : 2006


To examine the household factors associated with older Australian's (aged 55 years and over) purchasing a varied diet. National cross-sectional survey. All states and territories of Australia. A total of 1898 households headed by adults aged 55 years and over. Food diversity was measured using the Dietary Variety Score (DVS). The DVS is the total number of food items purchased within a two-week period, from a possible 110 individual food expenditure items. Negative binomial regression was used to examine the association between the respondent's individual and household characteristics with the DVS, after controlling for all factors in the model. Among the demographic factors, living arrangem..

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