Food-shopping environment disparities in Texas WIC vendors: a pilot study.

Auteur(s) :
Mckyer EL., Ory MG., Tisone CA., Guerra SA., Lu W., Dowdy D., Wang S., Miao J., Evans AE., Hoelscher DM.
Date :
Sep, 2014
Source(s) :
American journal of health behavior. #38:5 p726-36
Adresse :
Clinical Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. ctisone@hlkn.tamu.edu

Sommaire de l'article

OBJECTIVE
To identify differences in food-shopping environments of Texas WIC vendors using a culturally adapted instrument.

METHODS
A survey tool was developed for measuring food availability, accessibility, and affordability in 111 WIC vendors in Texas. Two-tailed t-tests and Mann-Whitney tests were used for rural/urban and Texas-Mexico border/non-border area comparisons.

RESULTS
Prices were higher in rural areas than in urban areas for 2 key foods, fruits (p = .024) and milk (p = .007); non-border vendors had overall better food availability than border vendors; non-border vendors had better accessibility for fruits (p = .007) than border vendors.

CONCLUSION
In Texas, disparities in food-shopping environments are evident and can be assessed using a culturally adapted survey tool.

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