Household Food Consumption, Individual Caloric Intake and Obesity in France

Bonnet, Céline, Dubois, Pierre and Orozco, Valérie (2009) Household Food Consumption, Individual Caloric Intake and Obesity in France. IDEI Working Paper, n. 546

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Abstract

We 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.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: January 2009
JEL codes: H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
D12 - Consumer Economics - Empirical Analysis
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 16:50
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:11070
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/14907

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