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Type: Journal article
Title: The social determinants of food purchasing practices: who chooses price-before-health, taste-before-price or organic foods in Australia?
Author: Ward, P.
Mamerow, L.
Henderson, J.
Taylor, A.
Meyer, S.
Coveney, J.
Citation: Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2012; 3(04):461-470
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing Inc
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 2157-944X
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Paul R. Ward, Loreen Mamerow, Julie Henderson, Anne W. Taylor, Samantha B. Meyer and John Coveney
Abstract: A survey of the extent to which cost, taste and health considerations impact food purchasing practices in Australia was conducted. Data were gathered from a national computer assisted telephone survey of 1109 randomly sampled householders and analysed using multiple logistic regression analysis. 88% of respondents considered the taste of food before its price, with females and people on higher incomes more likely to do so. 52% of respondents said that they considered the price of food before its health and nutritional benefits, with males, younger people and people with lower educational qualifications more likely to do so. 49% said that they purchase organic food, with people with 1 child, full-time employed and people never married more likely to do so. Overall, gender, income, education, work status, age and family size are all important predictors of food purchasing practices in Australia.
Keywords: Food; taste; price; organic; socio-demographics; survey; logistic regression; Australia
Rights: Copyright © 2012 SciRes.
RMID: 0020120666
DOI: 10.4236/fns.2012.34066
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