Determinants of fruit and vegetable intake in England: a re-examination based on quantile regression.

  title={Determinants of fruit and vegetable intake in England: a re-examination based on quantile regression.},
  author={Georgios Boukouvalas and Bhavani Shankar and W Bruce Traill},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  volume={12 11},
OBJECTIVE To examine the sociodemographic determinants of fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption in England and determine the differential effects of socio-economic variables at various parts of the intake distribution, with a special focus on severely inadequate intakes. DESIGN Quantile regression, expressing F&V intake as a function of sociodemographic variables, is employed. Here, quantile regression flexibly allows variables such as ethnicity to exert effects on F&V intake that vary… CONTINUE READING


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