Food availability, cost disparity and improvement in relation to accessibility and remoteness in Queensland

Lee, Amanda J., Darcy, Anna M., Leonard, Dympna, Groos, Anita D., Stubbs, Christina O., Lowson, Simone K., Dunn, Sophia M., Coyne, Terry, & Riley, Malcolm D. (2002) Food availability, cost disparity and improvement in relation to accessibility and remoteness in Queensland. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 26(3), pp. 266-272.

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Abstract

This study is the first to describe disparity and change in the food supply between metropolitan, rural and remote stores by Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA)1 category. A total of 92 stores (97% response rate) within five aggregate ARIA categories participated throughout Queensland in 2000. There was a strong association between ARIA category and the cost of the basket of basic foods, with prices being significantly higher (20% and 31% respectively) in the ‘remote’ and ‘very remote’ categories than in the ‘highly accessible’ category. The association with ARIA was less marked for fruit and vegetables than for other food groups, but not for tobacco and take-away food items. Basic food items were less available in the more remote stores. Over the past two years, relative improvements in food prices have been seen in stores in the ‘very remote’ category, with observed increases less than the consumer price index (CPI) for food. Some factors which may have contributed to this improvement are discussed.

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ID Code: 65761
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Food Cost, Food Price, Food Availability, Food Supply, Food Accessibility, Rural and Remote
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2002.tb00685.x
ISSN: 1753-6405
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > OTHER ECONOMICS (149900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2014 01:45
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 01:45

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