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Table 3 Proportion of total food expenditure per food category by SEG from the two of the four included studies that reported thisa

From: A systematic scoping review of the habitual dietary costs in low socioeconomic groups compared to high socioeconomic groups in Australia

Food category Proportion of total food expenditure per food category – ABS HES Proportion of total food expenditure per food category - ABARES study [33]
Gross Household Income Household Net Worth Household Main Source of Income Equivalised Household Income Household Net Worth Household Main Source of Income
Lowest Quintile Highest Quintile Lowest Quintile Highest Quintile Government Pensions & Allowances Private income Lowest Quintile Highest Quintile Lowest Quintile Highest Quintile Government Pensions & Allowances Private income
Food and non-alcoholic beverages not further described 6.3% 5.2% 7.0% 4.9% 4.8% 5.8% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bakery products, flour and cereals 9.3% 5.7% 7.4% 6.8% 9.9% 7.0% 10.2% 7.4% 8.3% 7.9% 10.8% 8.0%
Meat 12.5% 8.1% 9.8% 9.5% 12.9% 9.6% 16.4% 12.2% 13.0% 13.7% 17.0% 13.2%
Fish and seafood 2.6% 1.9% 1.8% 2.4% 2.7% 1.9%
Eggs and egg products 1.0% 0.6% 0.8% 0.6% 1.0% 0.7% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dairy products 7.4% 4.4% 5.8% 5.1% 7.8% 5.3% 8.0% 5.4% 6.5% 5.9% 8.5% 6.0%
Edible oils and fats 0.8% 0.4% 0.6% 0.5% 1.0% 0.5% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fruit and nuts 6.5% 4.9% 4.8% 6.1% 6.9% 5.3% 15.5% 11.4% 11.6% 13.4% 15.7% 12.2%
Vegetables 7.3% 4.8% 5.5% 5.6% 7.5% 5.4%
Condiments, confectionery, etc 11.6% 7.9% 10.4% 8.4% 12.6% 9.0% 12.6% 9.5% 11.7% 9.6% 13.7% 10.3%
Non-alcoholic beverages 6.6% 4.7% 6.4% 4.8% 6.8% 5.4% 7.0% 5.7% 7.2% 5.5% 7.4% 6.2%
Meals out and fast foods 20.2% 36.8% 28.5% 32.6% 17.8% 31.6% 22.4% 40.8% 32.0% 37.5% 19.4% 36.1%
Other food 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 7.8% 7.6% 9.9% 6.4% 7.5% 7.9%
Alcoholic beverages 7.7% 14.5% 11.2% 12.7% 8.1% 12.4% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
  1. aABS HES proportions calculated from reported data, ABARES proportions as reported