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Longitudinal study of Consumer Price Index (CPI) trends in core and non-core foods in Australia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18959549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study examined trends in the price of healthy and less-healthy foods from 1989 to 2007 using the Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI). METHODS: CPI food expenditure classes were classified as 'core' or 'non-core'. Trends in the CPI were analysed to examine the rise in prices of core compared with non-core foods. RESULTS: On average, the CPI for core foods has risen at a slightly higher, though not statistically significant, rate than non-core foods. Furthermore, selected groupings reveal interesting patterns. 'Bread' has risen in price significantly more than 'cakes and biscuits', and 'milk' has risen in price significantly more than 'soft drinks, waters and juices'. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: This investigation of food price trends reveals notable differences between core and non-core foods. This should be investigated further to determine the extent to which this contributes to the higher prevalence of diet-related diseases in low socio-economic groups.
Cate Burns; Gary Sacks; Lisa Gold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of public health     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1326-0200     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Public Health     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-30     Completed Date:  2008-12-30     Revised Date:  2009-01-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9611095     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Public Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  450-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Diet / classification,  economics*
Economics / trends
Family Characteristics
Fees and Charges
Financing, Personal / statistics & numerical data,  trends*
Food / classification,  economics*
Food Industry / economics*,  trends
Health Expenditures / statistics & numerical data,  trends*
Inflation, Economic
Logistic Models
Longitudinal Studies
Erratum In:
Aust N Z J Public Health. 2008 Dec;32(6):589

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