Table 4

Association of sample characteristics, community and household food resources, and network distance to food stores with fruit intake among 582 rural seniors, using multivariable linear regression models

Model: Supermarket

Model 2: Fresh Fruit

Model 3: Fresh and Processed Fruit


Coef (SE)a

P

Coef (SE)a

P

Coef (SE)a

P


Individual characteristics

Live alone

-0.171 (0.087)

0.050

-0.158 (0.087)

0.070

-0.170 (0.087)

0.051

Female

0.288 (0.084)

0.001

0.301 (0.084)

0.000

0.285 (0.084)

0.001

Age, y

0.028 (0.006)

0.000

0.028 (0.006)

0.000

0.029 (0.006)

0.000

Food Resources

Food not last

-0.473 (0.108)

0.000

-0.464 (0.109)

0.000

-0.460 (0.108)

0.000

Few grocery stores

-0.073 (0.082)

0.371

-0.093 (0.081)

0.253

-0.098 (0.081)

0.227

Fruit/vegetable variety

-0.270 (0.112)

0.016

-0.281 (0.112)

0.012

-0.276 (0.110)

0.012

Distance to nearest food store

Supermarketb

-0.012 (0.004)

0.003

Fresh fruitc

-0.013 (0.007)

0.067

Fresh and processed fruitd

-0.027 (0.009)

0.003


R2

0.111

0.105

0.112

P

<0.0001

<0.0001

<0.0001


a SE = White-corrected standard errors

b Network distance in miles from participant's residence to nearest supermarket

c Network distance in miles from participant's residence to nearest food store with a good selection of fresh fruit

d Network distance in miles from participant's residence to nearest food store with a good selection of fresh and processed (canned, frozen, and 100% juice) fruit

Sharkey et al. BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:32   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-32

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