Skip to content

ISER Working Paper Series 2007-09

Diet composition, socio-economic status and food outlets development in Britain


Publication date

29 May 2007


This paper investigates the relationship between nutrition and socio-economic status among the British population. It describes the dynamics of consumption over age and time using data from the British National Food Survey (NFS) covering the period 1975-2000. Daily intakes-age relationships for men and women are estimated by solving a non-linear least square model with a roughness penalty function approach. Focusing on young age groups, trends of consumption over the 25-year period of study and
cohorts effect have been explored across three classes of age. Finally, an exploration of specific trend variations in eating habits has been implemented controlling for family income, region of residence, presence of children, eating out and food outlets development.


Health and Social Stratification


working paper

Paper download  

Related publications

  1. Diet Composition, Socio-Economic Status and Food Outlets Development in Britain

    Paola De Agostini


Research home

Research home


Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author


Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society


Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs


Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report


Key research themes and areas of interest