First-Year Evaluation of Mexico’s Tax on Nonessential Energy-Dense Foods: An Observational Study Public Deposited

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  • Batis, Carolina
    • ORCID: 0000-0002-2823-6651
    • Other Affiliation: National Council for Science and Technology CONACYT City
  • Rivera, Juan A.
    • Other Affiliation: Center for Nutrition and Health Research; National Institute of Public Health
  • Popkin, Barry M.
    • Affiliation: Carolina Population Center
  • Taillie, Lindsey Smith
    • Affiliation: Carolina Population Center
  • In an effort to prevent continued increases in obesity and diabetes, in January 2014, the Mexican government implemented an 8% tax on nonessential foods with energy density ≥275 kcal/100 g and a peso-per-liter tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Limited rigorous evaluations of food taxes exist worldwide. The objective of this study was to examine changes in volume of taxed and untaxed packaged food purchases in response to these taxes in the entire sample and stratified by socioeconomic status (SES).
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  • PLoS Medicine
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  • 13
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  • 7
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  • e1002057
  • English
  • 1549-1277
  • 1549-1676

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