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dc.contributor.authorFoley, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorWard, Paul Russell
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorCoveney, John David
dc.contributor.authorTsourtos, George
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-09T04:36:52Z
dc.date.available2013-01-09T04:36:52Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationFoley, W., Ward, P.R., Carter, P., Coveney, J.D., Tsourtos, G., & Taylor, A., 2010. An ecological analysis of factors associated with food insecurity in South Australia, 2002-7. Public Health Nutrition, 13(2), 215-221.en
dc.identifier.issn1368-9800
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26565
dc.description.abstractIn order to estimate the extent of food insecurity in South Australia and its relationship with a variety of socio-economic variables, Design Data collected routinely from 2002 to 2007 by SA Health were analysed. An ecological analysis of data collected by the South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System (SAMSS) that collects data on key health indicators. Questions on food security are asked periodically from July 2002 to December 2007. Seven per cent (1342/19 037) of subjects reported running out of food during the previous year and not having enough money to buy food (food insecurity). Logistic regression analysis found food insecurity to be highest in households with low levels of education, limited capacity to save money, Aboriginal households, and households with three or more children. Conclusions The study confirms that food insecurity is strongly linked to economic disadvantage. Increasing cost of food is likely to exacerbate food insecurity. This is of concern given that food insecurity is associated with poor health, especially obesity and chronic disease. Comprehensive action at all levels is required to address root causes of food insecurity. Regular surveillance is required to continue to monitor levels of food security, but more in-depth understandings, via qualitative research, would be useful.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.subjectPublic healthen
dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.subjectSocio-economic statusen
dc.titleAn ecological analysis of factors associated with food insecurity in South Australia, 2002-7en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupCoveney, John David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8237-0248en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupTsourtos, George: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4151-8856en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWard, Paul Russell: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5559-9714en_US


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