The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-225) 46 pp, March 2017

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by Andrew Muhammad, Anna D'Souza, Birgit Meade, Renata Micha, and Dariush Mozaffarian

Worldwide changes in eating habits are contributing to a global rise in obesity and related noncommunicable diseases (diabetes, heart disease, and stroke), across all countries, including low- and middle-income. To address this issue, this report investigates how income and prices influence dietary habits globally.

Errata: On March 2, 2017, the report The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender was revised to correct a regional country grouping covering Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. All references to this country grouping inaccurately defined as the “Former Soviet Union (FSU)” were changed to “Former Centrally Planned economies (FCP).”

Keywords: demand, diets, elasticity, food, global, income, intake, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), nutrition, prices

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