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ERIC Number: EJ1007895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Purchases in an Urban Supermarket by Low-Income Households
Phipps, Etienne J.; Stites, Shana D.; Wallace, Samantha L.; Braitman, Leonard E.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v45 n2 p165-170 Mar-Apr 2013
Objective: To investigate the predictors of fresh fruit and vegetable purchases in a low-income population and identify subgroups in which interventions to increase such purchases might prove useful. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 209 shopping transactions from 30 households. Individual and household characteristics obtained from primary shopper. Data collected covered April 1-June 30, 2010. Primary outcome was number of servings of fresh produce purchased per week. Bivariate and multivariable analyses were conducted. Results: Controlling for household size, the average number of servings of fresh produce per week was higher in families with more children (P = 0.008) and in families with a wider age range of children (P = 0.04). Conclusions and Implications: Households with more children purchased more fresh produce. Purchase data combined with shopper household characteristics helped to distinguish relatively high from low purchasers of fresh produce among low-income families. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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