Table 1

Participants’ (n = 100) sociodemographic characteristics and food shopping behaviors
Characteristic Mean (SD) %
Gender (% female) 93
Age (years) 50.6 (12.9)
Race
African American 64
Caucasian 35
Asian 1
Ethnicity (% Hispanic) 0
Education (% completed)
Less than high school 4
High school/GED 14
Some college 36
College 23
Graduate degree 23
Employment
Full-time 58
Part-time 10
Retired 15
Homemaker 6
Unemployed 5
Student 3
Marital status
Married 48
Divorced/separated 29
Widowed 6
Never married 17
Rurality of residence (% non-metropolitan ZIP codes) 35
BMI 33.4 (8.2)
Number of stores visited on a typical shopping trip
One 33
Two 44
Three 16
Four or more 7
Location from which one departs for the food store
Home 92
Work 8
Transportation to store
Public transportation 1
Drive self 92
Ride with other 5
Walk 2
Participate in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 19
Participate in Women, Infants, and Children program 4
Decision maker for food store choice
Self 93
Family member 7
Satisfaction with food store
Very dissatisfied 2
Somewhat dissatisfied 4
Somewhat satisfied 31
Mostly satisfied 36
Very satisfied 27

Krukowski et al.

Krukowski et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:586   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-586

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