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Rural and urban differences in the associations between characteristics of the community food environment and fruit and vegetable intake.
J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 Nov-Dec; 43(6):426-33.JN

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the relationship between measures of the household and retail food environments and fruit and vegetable (FV) intake in both urban and rural environmental contexts.

DESIGN

A cross-sectional design was used. Data for FV intake and other characteristics were collected via survey instrument and geocoded to the objective food environment based on a ground-truthed (windshield audit) survey of the retail food environment.

SETTING

One urban and 6 contiguous rural counties.

PARTICIPANTS

This study involved 2,556 residents of the Brazos Valley, Texas, who were selected through random-digit dialing.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE

Two-item scale of FV intake.

ANALYSIS

Data were analyzed using chi-square analysis, 2-sample t tests, and linear regression.

RESULTS

Distance to supermarket or supercenter was insignificant in the urban model, but significant in the rural model (β = -.014, P < .010, confidence interval = -.024, -.003).

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS

Retail food environments have different impacts on FV intake in urban and rural settings. Interventions to improve FV intake in these settings should account for the importance of distance to the retail food environment in rural settings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843-1266, USA. wdean@srph.tamhsc.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21616721

Citation

Dean, Wesley R., and Joseph R. Sharkey. "Rural and Urban Differences in the Associations Between Characteristics of the Community Food Environment and Fruit and Vegetable Intake." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 43, no. 6, 2011, pp. 426-33.
Dean WR, Sharkey JR. Rural and urban differences in the associations between characteristics of the community food environment and fruit and vegetable intake. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011;43(6):426-33.
Dean, W. R., & Sharkey, J. R. (2011). Rural and urban differences in the associations between characteristics of the community food environment and fruit and vegetable intake. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 43(6), 426-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2010.07.001
Dean WR, Sharkey JR. Rural and Urban Differences in the Associations Between Characteristics of the Community Food Environment and Fruit and Vegetable Intake. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 Nov-Dec;43(6):426-33. PubMed PMID: 21616721.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rural and urban differences in the associations between characteristics of the community food environment and fruit and vegetable intake. AU - Dean,Wesley R, AU - Sharkey,Joseph R, Y1 - 2011/05/26/ PY - 2009/10/11/received PY - 2010/06/08/revised PY - 2010/07/04/accepted PY - 2011/5/28/entrez PY - 2011/5/28/pubmed PY - 2012/1/27/medline SP - 426 EP - 33 JF - Journal of nutrition education and behavior JO - J Nutr Educ Behav VL - 43 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between measures of the household and retail food environments and fruit and vegetable (FV) intake in both urban and rural environmental contexts. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was used. Data for FV intake and other characteristics were collected via survey instrument and geocoded to the objective food environment based on a ground-truthed (windshield audit) survey of the retail food environment. SETTING: One urban and 6 contiguous rural counties. PARTICIPANTS: This study involved 2,556 residents of the Brazos Valley, Texas, who were selected through random-digit dialing. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Two-item scale of FV intake. ANALYSIS: Data were analyzed using chi-square analysis, 2-sample t tests, and linear regression. RESULTS: Distance to supermarket or supercenter was insignificant in the urban model, but significant in the rural model (β = -.014, P < .010, confidence interval = -.024, -.003). CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Retail food environments have different impacts on FV intake in urban and rural settings. Interventions to improve FV intake in these settings should account for the importance of distance to the retail food environment in rural settings. SN - 1878-2620 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21616721/Rural_and_urban_differences_in_the_associations_between_characteristics_of_the_community_food_environment_and_fruit_and_vegetable_intake_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1499-4046(10)00390-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -