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Exploring the dietary patterns of Australian women: Estimated dietary patterns for Sydney using a geodemographic classification.


Using dietary patterns derived from the ALSWH food frequency questionnaires and the post codes of these women, a dietary profile for specific geodemographic groups can be created. Based on the assumption that women living in the same geodemographic group consume similar dietary patterns it is possible to use these dietary profiles to estimate dietary patterns for a specific city, in this case Sydney. Geodemographic classifications are widely used in marketing, but currently underused in health research. Using census and survey demographic information for small area geographies a geodemographic classification groups like types of people.