Journal article

Is household smoking status associated with expenditure on food at restaurants, alcohol, gambling and insurance? Results from the 1998-99 Household Expenditure Survey, Australia

M Siahpush, R Borland, M Scollo

Tobacco Control | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2004


AIM: To examine how household expenditure on food at restaurants, alcohol, gambling and insurance vary between smoking and non-smoking households. DESIGN: Cross sectional survey of households from private dwellings, conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), using a stratified multistage area sample design. SETTING: Australia, 1998-99. PARTICIPANTS: Nationally representative sample of households (n = 6892). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Expenditure on meals at restaurants, alcohol, alcoholic beverages at licensed premises, gambling, and insurance. RESULTS: The odds of reporting expenditure on restaurant food and health insurance were 20% and 40% smaller for smoking than non-smoking hou..

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