Journal article

Urban-regional patterns of food purchasing behaviour: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2015-2016 Australian Household Expenditure Survey

Fiona Dangerfield, Karen E Lamb, Laura H Oostenbach, Kylie Ball, Lukar E Thornton

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: In many high-income countries people living in regional (rural) areas have higher rates of chronic disease compared to people living in urban areas. Food purchasing behaviour provides a potential pathway linking residential location with dietary intake and health outcomes. This study examined the relationship between geographic location and food expenditure on a range of foods. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Data from the 2015-2016 Australian Household Expenditure Survey (number of households = 9827) were used to examine weekly household food expenditure and proportion of total food expenditure on 14 categories of food items. Foods were classified using the Australian Guide to Heal..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a Deakin University, Faculty of Health Postgraduate Research Scholarship to FD.