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