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Table 2 Average (SD) cost in New Zealand dollars of two-weekly healthy and current, less healthy household dietsa for the total New Zealand population and for Māori and Pacific populations separately with and without allowance for takeaways, alcohol and discretionary foods

From: Modelling the cost differential between healthy and current diets: the New Zealand case study

  Total NZ population Pacific population Māori population
Healthy diets Current diets Healthy diets Current diets Healthy diets Current diets
Changes to the diets – scenarios
 Standard diets (as per Table 1)a $723.4 (75.7) $696.3 (48.5) $593.7 (65.0) $655.1 (62.6) $655.3 (65.0) $694.4 (49.1)
 Including takeaways $760.4 (81.7) $696.3 (48.5) $615.8 (74.2) $655.1 (62.6) $689.3 (70.7) $694.4 (49.1)
 Including alcohol and takeaways $767.2 (85.6) $720.5 (49.3) $626.5 (75.6) $677.2 (63.2) $699.1 (78.4) $712.4 (44.4)
 Including discretionary foods $697.8 (65.0) $696.3 (48.5) $576.7 (58.4) $655.1 (62.6) $659.7 (65.6) $694.4 (49.1)
 Including discretionary foods, alcohol and takeaways $733.3 (70.3) $720.5 (49.3) $605.9 (59.1) $677.2 (63.2) $694.8 (83.7) $712.4 (44.4)
Changes to the energy intake of the healthy diet - scenarios
 Same energy in current and healthy diet – without alcohol and takeaways $793.9 (80.0) $696.3 (47.9) $707.3 (74.4) $655.1 (62.6) $777.8 (61.8) $694.4 (49.1)
 Same energy in current and healthy diet – with alcohol and takeaways $828.7 (85.6) $720.5 (49.3) $758.4 (73.9) $677.2 (63.2) $798.7 (72.5) $712.4 (44.4)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aNo alcohol, takeaways or discretionary foods included in the healthy diet; takeaways and discretionary foods included in the current diet