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Table 4 Scores for availability and variety of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables by food store type (n = 185)

From: Neighborhood deprivation, vehicle ownership, and potential spatial access to a variety of fruits and vegetables in a large rural area in Texas

 

Traditional Food Stores

Convenience Food Stores

Non-Traditional Food Stores

 

Supercenter (n = 1) %

Supermarket (n = 11) %

Grocery (n = 12) %

Convenience (n = 140) %

Dollar (n = 16) %

Mass (n = 4) %

Pharmacy (n = 1) %

Fruits

       

Fresh

       

   0

0

0

0

85

100

100

100

   1 = 1-4

0

0

25.0

14.3

0

0

0

   2 = ≥5

100

100

75.0

0.7

0

0

0

Processed

Canned in natural juice

      

   0

0

0

0

63.6

25.0

0

0

   1 = 1-4

0

0

33.3

33.6

75.0

100

100

   2 = ≥5

100

100

66.7

2.9

0

0

0

Canned in light syrup

      

   0

0

0

0

65.7

6.3

50.0

0

   1 = 1-4

0

0

41.7

32.1

25.0

50.0

100

   2 = ≥5

100

100

58.3

2.1

68.7

0

0

Frozen

       

   0

0

9.1

16.7

95.7

100

100

100

   1 = 1-4

0

0

58.3

4.3

0

0

0

   2 = ≥5

100

90.9

25.0

0

0

0

0

100% Fruit Juice

      

   0

0

0

0

3.6

0

0

0

   1 = ≥1

100

100

100

96.4

100

100

100

Vegetables

       

Fresh

       

   0

0

0

0

85.7

100

100

100

   1

0

0

8.3

11.4

0

0

0

   2

0

0

58.3

2.9

0

0

0

   3

100

100

33.3

0

0

0

0

Processed

       

Canned*

       

   0

0

0

0

25.0

6.2

0

0

   1

0

0

0

26.4

0

50.0

100

   2

0

0

0

20.0

0

25.0

0

   3

100

100

100

28.6

93.8

25.0

0

Frozen

       

   0

0

0

0

90.0

31.2

75.0

100

   1 = 1-4

0

0

0

7.1

68.8

25.0

0

   2 = ≥5

100

100

100

2.9

0

0

0

100% Vegetable Juice

      

   0

0

0

0

24.3

25.0

0

100

   1 = ≥1

100

100

100

75.70

75.0

100

0

Summary Score

       

Fruit

9

8.8 ± 0.6

7.1 ± 1.7

1.9 ± 1.1

3.4 ± 0.6

2.5 ± 0.6

3

Vegetables

9

9 ± 0

8.2 ± 0.6

2.6 ± 1.8

4.2 ± 1.0

3 ± 1.4

1

  1. 100% juice
  2. *0 = none; 1 = 1-4 vegetables (none are dark green vegetables); 2 = 1-4 vegetables (one dark green) or 5-9 vegetables (none are dark green); 3 = ≥5 vegetables (one dark green).
  3. Summary scores were created separately for fruit and vegetables by summing category scores for fresh and processed fruits or vegetables (reported as mean ± SD).
  4. Statistically significant from convenience stores (p < 0.001) for fruits and vegetables (p < 0.01); and statistically significant from mass merchandisers for fruit (p < 0.05).
  5. Statistically significant from grocery stores (p < 0.001)