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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)