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Heterogeneity of Food Consumption Pattern across different Ethnic groups in Ontario, Canada

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Title: Heterogeneity of Food Consumption Pattern across different Ethnic groups in Ontario, Canada
Author: Balasubramaniyam, Nishanthy
Department: Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Program: Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics
Advisor: Cranfield, John
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine the heterogeneity of food consumption pattern across different ethnic groups in Ontario. Specific objectives of this study are: (1) to examine the role of different ethnic groups on fruit and vegetable consumption, and (2) to examine the role of different ethnic groups on convenience food consumption. Negative binomial and Zero-inflated negative binomial models were used to model fruit and vegetable consumption, while bi-variate probit regression was used for convenience food consumption. The Canadian Consumer Health Survey 2012/2013 data was used for analysis. Results revealed that different ethnic groups have a significant different fruit and vegetable consumption and convenience food consumption pattern. The length of residence and immigrant residential status in Canada has significant impact on few categories of food.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9198
Date: 2015-09
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada


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