Household Food Consumption, Individual Caloric Intake and Obesity in France
AbstractWe show how to use a long period of observation of all food purchases at the household level to infer the profile of average individual caloric intakes according to the gender, age and the body mass index of household members. Using data from France, we apply this method to analyze the relationship between obesity and individual food consumption. The results show that obese or overweight individuals do absorb more calories at all ages but with differences that vary across gender and ages and across food nutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids or proteins.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse in its series IDEI Working Papers with number 546.
Date of creation: Jan 2009
Date of revision: May 2011
Publication status: Published in Empirical Economics, Physica Verlag, 2013.
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- Bonnet, Céline & Dubois, Pierre & Orozco, Valérie, 2009. "Household Food Consumption, Individual Caloric Intake and Obesity in France," TSE Working Papers 09-003, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), revised May 2011.
- H3 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
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- NEP-AGR-2009-04-18 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2009-04-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2009-04-18 (Health Economics)
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