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Socioeconomic variations in women's diets : what is the role of perceptions of the local food environment

Inglis, V., Ball, K. and Crawford, D. 2008, Socioeconomic variations in women's diets : what is the role of perceptions of the local food environment, Journal of epidemiology and community health, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 191-197.

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Title Socioeconomic variations in women's diets : what is the role of perceptions of the local food environment
Author(s) Inglis, V.
Ball, K.
Crawford, D.
Journal name Journal of epidemiology and community health
Volume number 62
Issue number 3
Start page 191
End page 197
Total pages 7
Publisher British Medical Association
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-03
ISSN 0143-005X
1470-2738
Summary Objectives : To test the contribution of perceived environmental factors (food availability, accessibility and affordability) to mediating socioeconomic variations in women’s fruit, vegetable and fast food consumption.

Methods : A community sample of 1580 women from 45 neighbourhoods provided survey data on their socioeconomic position (SEP) (education and income); diet (fruit, vegetable and fast food consumption); and the perceived availability of, access to and cost of healthy food in their local area.

Results : Once perceived environmental variables were considered, the associations between SEP and diet were weak and non-significant, suggesting that socioeconomic differences in diet were almost wholly explained by perceptions of food availability, accessibility and affordability.

Conclusions : Strategies to decrease socioeconomic inequalities in diet could involve promoting inexpensive ways to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and ensuring that people of low SEP are aware that many healthy foods are available at relatively low cost. Future research should also confirm if perceptions match objective measures of food availability, accessibility and affordability, in order to address the real and/or perceived lack of healthy options in low SEP neighbourhoods.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, British Medical Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017810

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