Journal article

Reduced food access due to a lack of money, inability to lift and lack of access to a car for food shopping: a multilevel study in Melbourne, Victoria

Cate Burns, Rebecca Bentley, Lukar Thornton, Anne Kavanagh

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe associations between demographic and individual and area-level socio-economic variables and restricted household food access due to lack of money, inability to lift groceries and lack of access to a car to do food shopping. DESIGN: Multilevel study of three measures of restricted food access, i.e. running out of money to buy food, inability to lift groceries and lack of access to a car for food shopping. Multilevel logistic regression was conducted to examine the risk of each of these outcomes according to demographic and socio-economic variables. SETTING: Random selection of households from fifty small areas in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003. SUBJECTS: The main food sh..

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Awarded by VicHealth


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

C.B. is supported with a Public Health Research Fellowship from VicHealth. R. B. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Capacity Building Grant (ID 324724). L. T. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Capacity Building Grant (ID 425845). VicHealth provided the funding for the VicLANES study (2001-0436).