Erratum


Longitudinal study of Consumer Price Index (CPI) trends in core and non-core foods in Australia by Cate Burns, Gary Sacks, Lisa Gold Aust NZ J Public Health 2008 Vol 32 No. 5.

In the October issue of the Journal, the results from Table 1 were incorrectly reported in the text. All the data in Table 1 are correct. Reference to Table 1 will indicate where the error in the text has occurred. The text in the second sentence of the results section should read:

“Table 1 shows that the average percentage increase in price per quarter of the following core food categories were significantly higher than the average percentage increase in price per quarter for food overall; milk, bread, lamb and eggs.”

That is, only these core foods have increased in price above the rate of inflation NOT as previously stated, “milk, cheese, bread, breakfast cereals, lamb, poultry, fish and eggs”.

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