Table 6

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

Model 1: 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

-0.544 (0.150)

0.000

-0.517 (0.149)

0.001

-0.539 (0.149)

0.000

Female

0.494 (0.138)

0.000

0.521 (0.138)

0.000

0.491 (0.138)

0.000

Age, y

0.045 (0.009)

0.000

0.045 (0.009)

0.000

0.045 (0.009)

0.000

Food Resources

Food not last

-0.968 (0.182)

0.000

-0.947 (0.184)

0.000

-0.945 (0.182)

0.000

Few grocery stores

-0.299 (0.132)

0.024

-0.332 (0.132)

0.012

-0.341 (0.131)

0.010

Fruit/vegetable variety

-0.399 (0.197)

0.043

-0.412 (0.196)

0.036

-0.407 (0.193)

0.036

Distance to nearest food store

Supermarketb

-0.020 (0.006)

0.002

Fresh fruitc

-0.017 (0.012)

0.153

Fresh and processed fruitd

-0.043 (0.015)

0.005


R2

0.152

0.142

0.151

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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