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Abstract

The aim of this study was established to investigate people's own notions of the relationship between the food they ate and their health. The first project (Phase I) was set in Lewisham, an urban area of London. A second project (Phase II), designed to provide comparative data with Phase I, was located in and around Newport (Pembrokeshire), a rural area on the west coast of Wales.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Age, alternative lifestyles, alternatives, body and embodiment, BSE, class, culture, dieting, eating disorders, ethnicity, food and health, food choices, food panics, gender, healthy eating, identity, medical anthropology, permaculture, social anthropology, supermarkets, tourist food, vegetarian.
Variables

Afro-caribbean, age, alternative lifestyles, alternatives, body and embodiment, bse, class, culture, dieting, eating disorders, ethnicity, food and health, food choices, food panics, gender, healthy eating, identity, medical anthropology, permaculture, social anthropology, supermarkets, tourist food, vegetarian.

Keywords
England and Wales, Lewisham, newport, access to health services, age groups, agricultural workers, agriculture, anthropology, black people, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, canteens, catering, community health services, cooking, culture, diet and nutrition, domestic responsibilities, eating disorders, emotional states, ethnic groups, family influence, farmers, food, gender, health, health advice, health behaviour, health foods, health professionals, health promotion and education, holidays, hotel and catering industry, hotels, household, budgets, households, hunger, large shops, life cycle, life styles, mass media exposure, medical centres, medical history, moral behaviour, national identity, obesity, personal identity, public houses, restaurants, school meals, small shops, smoking, social class, tourism, tourist accommodation, vegetarianism, weight control, welsh (language), white people, afro-caribbean.
Identifier Variables
Unitary Authority
Economic/Subject Categories
Nutrition
Area of Health System
Public health
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic
Data collecting organization (s)
University of London. Goldsmiths College
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
National/Regional
Regional
Coverage (date of field work)
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

293 interview transcripts, 73 diaries, 6 observation field notes were collected from men and women of all ages, black or white British, English and/or Welsh speaking, middle-and working-class backgrounds, Retail, catering and health professionals, Tourists in the Newport area

Availability
ESDS Qualidata, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
http://www.data-archive.ac.[…]ey=england+health+economics
Contact
qualidata@esds.ac.uk
Publications
http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/publicationListForSN.asp?sn=5801