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Socio-economic Profiles of Nutrition Label Users

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  • Zhang, Ge
  • You, Wen
  • Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr.

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This paper aims to explore the socio-economic profiles of the nutrition label users and focuses on seven key nutrients: calories, calories from fat, total fat, trans fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. The data are from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2006 and Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) 1994-96. Similar conclusions are drawn from both data sets: those consumers who are older, better educated, higher income, female, and have higher nutrition knowledge will have higher probability to use nutrition labels; those consumers who are in larger size families and being either Hispanic or black have lower probability of using nutrition labels.

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  • Zhang, Ge & You, Wen & Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr., 2010. "Socio-economic Profiles of Nutrition Label Users," 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado 61638, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea10:61638
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