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An economic analysis of community-level fast food prices and individual-level fast food intake: a longitudinal study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21852178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: While dietary intake is shaped by cost, there is minimal research on the association between community-level food prices and dietary intake.
METHODS: We used nationally representative, longitudinal data to examine how community-level food price variation was associated with individual-level fast food intake by race/ethnicity and income across waves II (1996) and III (2001-2002) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (n=11,088) from 158 baseline and 363 follow-up US counties.
RESULTS: Negative binomial regression models predicting the number of fast food meals per week show strong relationships between fast food consumption and prices of fast food and soda that varied by gender and race/ethnicity. We found relatively stronger association between food prices and fast food intake for males and relatively greater price sensitivity for soda versus burgers. In the group with strongest associations (black males), a 20% increase in the price of soda was associated with a decrease of 0.25 visits to a fast food restaurant per week.
CONCLUSIONS: Economic incentives may be an effective mechanism to address fast food intake in an age group at high risk for obesity.
Authors:
Penny Gordon-Larsen; David K Guilkey; Barry M Popkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2011-08-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  2012-01-31     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1235-41     Citation Subset:  T    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Fast Foods / economics*,  supply & distribution*
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Residence Characteristics*
United States
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5 R24HD050924/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039183/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039183-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD041375/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD041375-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD057194/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD057194-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01HD041375/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01HD057194/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01HD39183/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R24 HD050924/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R24 HD050924-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; SIP 5-00//PHS HHS
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