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. TSE Working Paper, n. 09-003, Toulouse

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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
Place of Publication: Toulouse
JEL codes: D12 - Consumer Economics - Empirical Analysis
H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Divisions: Toulouse School of Economics - TSE
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 06:00
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 15:16

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