Table 7

Association of sample characteristics, community and household food resources, and network distance to vegetables with combined fruit and 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

-0.544 (0.150)

0.000

-0.521 (0.149)

0.000

-0.549 (0.149)

0.000

Female

0.494 (0.138)

0.000

0.518 (0.138)

0.000

0.494 (0.138)

0.000

Age, y

0.045 (0.009)

0.000

0.044 (0.009)

0.000

0.043 (0.009)

0.000

Food Resources

Food not last

-0.968 (0.182)

0.000

-0.950 (0.184)

0.000

-0.947 (0.183)

0.000

Few grocery stores

-0.299 (0.132)

0.024

-0.340 (0.131)

0.010

-0.335 (0.132)

0.011

Fruit/vegetable variety

-0.399 (0.197)

0.043

-0.416 (0.197)

0.035

-0.415 (0.194)

0.033

Distance to nearest food store

Supermarketb

-0.020 (0.006)

0.002

Fresh vegetablec

-0.021 (0.011)

0.054

Fresh and processed vegetabled

-0.046 (0.016)

0.004


R2

0.152

0.148

0.152

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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