Table 5

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

Model 1: Supermarket

Model 2: Fresh Vegetables

Model 3: Fresh and Processed Vegetables


Coef (SE)a

P

Coef (SE)a

P

Coef (SE)a

P


Individual characteristics

Live alone

-0.373 (0.086)

0.000

-0.362 (0.086)

0.000

-0.370 (0.086)

0.000

Female

0.206 (0.082)

0.013

0.217 (0.082)

0.008

0.210 (0.082)

0.011

Age, y

0.017 (0.005)

0.003

0.016 (0.005)

0.003

0.017 (0.005)

0.002

Food Resources

Food not last

-0.495 (0.112)

0.000)

-0.486 (0.113)

0.000

-0.485 (0.113)

0.000

Few grocery stores

-0.226 (0.077)

0.004

-0.242 (0.077)

0.002

-0.240 (0.077)

0.002

Fruit/vegetable variety

0.128 (0.119)

0.281

-0.134 (0.119)

0.261

0.133 (0.119)

0.262

Distance to nearest food store

Supermarketb

-0.008 (0.004)

0.033

Fresh vegetablesc

-0.007 (0.006)

0.267

Fresh and processed vegetablesd

-0.015 (0.009)

0.116


R2

0.125

0.119

0.121

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 vegetables

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) vegetables

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

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