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Author Mancino, Lisa.

Title The role of economics in eating choices and weight outcomes [electronic resource] / by Lisa Mancino, Biing-Hwan Lin, and Nicole Ballenger.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : Economic Research Serivce, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 1.75:791    ---  Available
Description iv, 18 p. : col. charts.
Series Agriculture information bulletin ; no. 791
System Details Mode of access via the ERS web site.
Note Title taken from title screen (viewed on 11/11/04).
"October 2004."
"A report from the Economic Research Service."
Summary This report uses data from the USDA's 1994-96 Conintuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals and the 1994-196 Diet and Health Knowledge Survey to ascertain whether economic factors help explain weight differences among adults.Weight differens among demographic subgroups, and difference in specific behaviors, health awareness, and eating patterns can be linked to weight outcomes. An economic framework helps explain how socioeconomic factors affect an individual's ability to achieve good health. Our results suggest that income, household composition, and formal education help explain variation in behaviors and attitudes that are significantly associated with weight outcomes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-14) and appendix.
Subject Food habits -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Diet -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Diet -- Social aspects -- United States.
Americans -- Food.
Obesity -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Added Author Lin, Biing-Hwan.
Ballenger, Nicole.
United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
Gpo Item No. 0004 (online)
Sudoc No. A 1.75:791

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