Journal article

Collecting food-related data from low socioeconomic groups: how adequate are our current research designs?

G Turrell, JM Najman

Australian Journal of Public Health | Published : 1995


Australian researchers examining the relationship between socioeconomic status and food-related behaviour have often selected their samples from the electoral roll and then collected their data using a mail-survey method. These studies have generally found statistically significant associations between socioeconomic status and behaviour, although these relationships are usually only weak-to-moderate in strength. Given the consistent and strong pattern of association between socioeconomic status and mortality, and diet and mortality, there is a possibility that these studies may have used a research design that underestimates the magnitude of the association. To assess this possibility, resul..

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