Journal article

A multilevel study of area socio-economic status and food purchasing behaviour

Gavin Turrell, Rebecca Bentley, Lyndal R Thomas, Damien Jolley, SV Subramanian, Anne M Kavanagh

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the association between area socio-economic status (SES) and food purchasing behaviour. DESIGN: Data were collected by mail survey (64.2 % response rate). Area SES was indicated by the proportion of households in each area earning less than $AUS 400 per week, and individual-level socio-economic position was measured using education, occupation and household income. Food purchasing was measured on the basis of compliance with dietary guideline recommendations (for grocery foods) and variety of fruit and vegetable purchase. Multilevel regression analysis examined the association between area SES and food purchase after adjustment for individual-level d..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by National Institutes of Health Career Development Award


Awarded by NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by a grant from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), GT is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship (No 390109). R B and L.R.R by an NHMRC Capacity Building Grant, and S.V.S is supported by a National Institutes of Health Career Development Award (NHLBI K25 HL081275)