Are socio-economic disparities in diet quality explained by diet cost?

  title={Are socio-economic disparities in diet quality explained by diet cost?},
  author={Pablo Monsivais and Anju Aggarwal and A Drewnowski},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={66 6},
BACKGROUND Socio-economic disparities in nutrition are well documented. This study tested the hypothesis that socio-economic differences in nutrient intakes can be accounted for, in part, by diet cost. METHODS A representative sample of 1295 adults in King County (WA) was surveyed in 2008-2009, and usual dietary intakes were assessed based on a food-frequency questionnaire. The monetary value of individual diets was estimated using local retail supermarket prices for 384 foods. Nutrients of… CONTINUE READING
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