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Expenditure dispersion and dietary quality: evidence from Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18702101     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper examines links between the way in which a household spreads their food expenditure over time and the dietary quality of the food they purchase. I find that households who make more frequent, smaller food purchases buy healthier foods than households who make fewer, larger purchases. These households are more likely to purchase foods with a lower share of total calories from fats, saturated fats and a larger share of calories from fruits and vegetables. The analysis is extended using quantile regression. The effect of expenditure dispersion is found to be largest among households with poor diets i.e. those households with diets high in saturated fats and low in fruits and vegetables.
Authors:
Timothy K M Beatty
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health economics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1057-9230     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Econ     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-19     Completed Date:  2009-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306780     Medline TA:  Health Econ     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1001-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK. tb526@york.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Budgets
Canada
Diet Surveys
Family Characteristics
Food / economics*
Food Habits*
Humans
Nutritive Value

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