Neighbourhood socioeconomic inequalities in food access and affordability

Ball, Kylie, Timperio, Anna and Crawford, David 2009, Neighbourhood socioeconomic inequalities in food access and affordability, Health and place, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 578-585, doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.09.010.

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Title Neighbourhood socioeconomic inequalities in food access and affordability
Author(s) Ball, KylieORCID iD for Ball, Kylie
Timperio, AnnaORCID iD for Timperio, Anna
Crawford, DavidORCID iD for Crawford, David
Journal name Health and place
Volume number 15
Issue number 2
Start page 578
End page 585
Total pages 8
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication [Oxford, England]
Publication date 2009-06
ISSN 1353-8292
Keyword(s) socioeconomic
food access
Summary This study investigated whether the availability and accessibility of supermarkets and fruit and vegetable stores, and the availability, variety and price of foods within these stores, varied across areas of different levels of socioeconomic disadvantage in Melbourne, Australia. Data on food store locations, and food variety and price within stores were obtained through objective audits of 45 neighbourhoods of varying socioeconomic disadvantage. Geographical accessibility of healthy food stores was mostly better amongst those living in more advantaged neighbourhoods. Availability of healthy foods within stores only slightly favoured those in advantaged neighbourhoods. However food prices favoured those living in disadvantaged areas.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.09.010
Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier
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