Why don't poor men eat fruit? Socioeconomic differences in motivations for fruit consumption.
Bottom Line: In explicit liking analyses, no differences were found by SES.For perceptions of fruit, no SES-based differences were found in healthiness whilst significant interactions (but not main effects) were found (for income and education) for expected satiety and value for money.Neither liking nor perceptions of fruit were found to mediate the relationship between SES and frequency of fruit consumption.
Affiliation: Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, United Kingdom.Show MeSH
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Mentions: There were no socioeconomic differences by income in perceived healthiness of fruit (see Supplementary Table S2 for summary statistics; Supplementary Table S3 for correlations between implicit and explicit ratings and perceived attributes). However, there were significant interactions for perceived satiety and value for money, such that, if social patterning was evident, ratings by women tended to decrease with increasing income, whilst for men, ratings tended to increase with increasing income (Fig. 4).
Affiliation: Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, United Kingdom.