Journal article

Where do people purchase food? A novel approach to investigating food purchasing locations

Lukar E Thornton, David A Crawford, Karen E Lamb, Kylie Ball

International Journal of Health Geographics | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studies exploring associations between food environments and food purchasing behaviours have been limited by the absence of data on where food purchases occur. Determining where food purchases occur relative to home and how these locations differ by individual, neighbourhood and trip characteristics is an important step to better understanding the association between food environments and food behaviours. METHODS: Conducted in Melbourne, Australia, this study recruited participants within sixteen neighbourhoods that were selected based on their socioeconomic characteristics and proximity to supermarkets. The survey material contained a short questionnaire on individual and househ..

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