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Food-purchasing patterns for home: a grocery store-intercept survey.
Public Health Nutr. 2006 May; 9(3):384-93.PH

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To identify the most common frequency of food-purchasing patterns and relate this pattern to characteristics of individuals and families.

DESIGN

A customer-intercept survey was conducted in the greater Houston area, Texas, USA, in 2002. The frequency of food shopping at supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants to buy food for eating at home was assessed.

SUBJECTS

A total of 823 adults (78.5% female; mean age 37.4 years) who went to any of several grocery or convenience stores, including European, Hispanic and African Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders.

RESULTS

Major food-shopping patterns were a weekly big trip with a few small trips (34.9%), biweekly big trips with a few small trips (21.9%), no big shopping trips (15.4%), a weekly big trip without small trips (13.9%), a monthly big trip (8.3%), and biweekly big trips without small trips (6.4%). While 61.1% of participants never went to convenience stores to buy fruit and vegetables (F&V) for eating at home, 67% went to restaurants for F&V. African American families shopped for food least frequently, while Asian American families shopped for food most frequently. Educational level was negatively associated with the use of convenience stores and positively associated with take-away from restaurants.

CONCLUSIONS

There is substantial variability in the frequency of food shopping. Future research on food shopping should incorporate this variable.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, Inje University Sanggyepaik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16684391

Citation

Yoo, Sunmi, et al. "Food-purchasing Patterns for Home: a Grocery Store-intercept Survey." Public Health Nutrition, vol. 9, no. 3, 2006, pp. 384-93.
Yoo S, Baranowski T, Missaghian M, et al. Food-purchasing patterns for home: a grocery store-intercept survey. Public Health Nutr. 2006;9(3):384-93.
Yoo, S., Baranowski, T., Missaghian, M., Baranowski, J., Cullen, K., Fisher, J. O., Watson, K., Zakeri, I. F., & Nicklas, T. (2006). Food-purchasing patterns for home: a grocery store-intercept survey. Public Health Nutrition, 9(3), 384-93.
Yoo S, et al. Food-purchasing Patterns for Home: a Grocery Store-intercept Survey. Public Health Nutr. 2006;9(3):384-93. PubMed PMID: 16684391.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Food-purchasing patterns for home: a grocery store-intercept survey. AU - Yoo,Sunmi, AU - Baranowski,Tom, AU - Missaghian,Mariam, AU - Baranowski,Janice, AU - Cullen,Karen, AU - Fisher,Jennifer O, AU - Watson,Kathy, AU - Zakeri,Issa F, AU - Nicklas,Theresa, PY - 2006/5/11/pubmed PY - 2006/10/27/medline PY - 2006/5/11/entrez SP - 384 EP - 93 JF - Public health nutrition JO - Public Health Nutr VL - 9 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To identify the most common frequency of food-purchasing patterns and relate this pattern to characteristics of individuals and families. DESIGN: A customer-intercept survey was conducted in the greater Houston area, Texas, USA, in 2002. The frequency of food shopping at supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants to buy food for eating at home was assessed. SUBJECTS: A total of 823 adults (78.5% female; mean age 37.4 years) who went to any of several grocery or convenience stores, including European, Hispanic and African Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. RESULTS: Major food-shopping patterns were a weekly big trip with a few small trips (34.9%), biweekly big trips with a few small trips (21.9%), no big shopping trips (15.4%), a weekly big trip without small trips (13.9%), a monthly big trip (8.3%), and biweekly big trips without small trips (6.4%). While 61.1% of participants never went to convenience stores to buy fruit and vegetables (F&V) for eating at home, 67% went to restaurants for F&V. African American families shopped for food least frequently, while Asian American families shopped for food most frequently. Educational level was negatively associated with the use of convenience stores and positively associated with take-away from restaurants. CONCLUSIONS: There is substantial variability in the frequency of food shopping. Future research on food shopping should incorporate this variable. SN - 1368-9800 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16684391/Food_purchasing_patterns_for_home:_a_grocery_store_intercept_survey_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S136898000600067X/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -