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Socio-demographic influences on food purchasing among Canadian households.

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Source
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;60(6):778-90
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2006
Author
L. Ricciuto
V. Tarasuk
A. Yatchew
Author Affiliation
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. laurie.ricciuto@utoronto.ca
Source
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;60(6):778-90
Date
Jun-2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Age Distribution
Aged
Canada
Costs and Cost Analysis
Dairy Products
Demography
Diet - economics - standards
Educational Status
Family Characteristics
Female
Food - economics
Food Supply - economics - statistics & numerical data
Fruit
Humans
Income
Male
Middle Aged
Nutrition Surveys
Poverty
Socioeconomic Factors
Vegetables
Abstract
To characterize the relationships between selected socio-demographic factors and food selection among Canadian households.
A secondary analysis of data from the 1996 Family Food Expenditure survey was conducted (n=10,924). Household food purchases were classified into one of the five food groups from Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Parametric and non-parametric modelling techniques were employed to analyse the effects of household size, composition, income and education on the proportion of income spent on each food group and the quantity purchased from each food group.
Household size, composition, income and education together explained 21-29% of the variation in food purchasing. Households with older adults spent a greater share of their income on vegetables and fruit (P
PubMed ID
16418741 View in PubMed
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