Table 2

Ratings of importance for items food store selection questionnaire: final version
Item number (final version) Mean SD Frequency as top two factors
9 I think the meat is fresh. 4.74 0.69 13
33 The store is well-maintained. 4.68 0.68 3
10 I can buy the kinds of meat that I want. 4.67 0.79 0
29 I think the store is clean. 4.67 0.65 13
30 I feel safe when I go there. 4.66 0.70 3
32 I am able to easily find the items on my shopping list. 4.63 0.71 2
7 I think the fruits and vegetables are fresh and not bruised. 4.59 0.81 16
8 I can choose from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. 4.56 0.74 13
31 The store is open when I like to go shopping. 4.56 0.86 7
49 The store has a payment option that works for me (that is, personal check, type of debit/credit card, purchase account). 4.49 1.16 6
46 I think the store has good sales. 4.48 0.99 6
44 I think the store has low prices. 4.45 0.85 27
42 The store generally has enough cashiers open when I am shopping. 4.44 0.79 1
12 I can find the brands that I like. 4.38 0.83 3
27 I am familiar with the store and its layout. 4.37 0.90 2
18 The store has foods that are not going to quickly expire. 4.3 1.10 5
35 The employees at the store quickly respond to my needs. 4.26 1.00 3
14 The store has a good variety of healthy foods. 4.21 1.04 7
34 The store is kept at a good temperature. 4.19 1.00 0
13 I can buy lower cost items like store brand items. 4.17 1.12 3
45 The store accepts coupons. 4.16 1.20 2
26 I can always get a shopping cart/basket. 4.15 1.22 0
24 I can complete my shopping quickly. 4.07 1.07 5
25 I can easily find parking. 4.04 1.15 0
2 It’s close to my home. 3.92 1.12 22
41 The store has disinfecting wipes for the grocery cart available. 3.89 1.28 1
28 The aisles of the store are wide enough. 3.88 1.21 0
48 The store sends out a sale paper or advertisement that helps me plan what I will buy. 3.81 1.46 1
47 I can get a discount by using the store’s shopper’s card. 3.73 1.51 4
21 I like the size of the store. 3.69 1.29 2
43 The store generally has someone available to bag my groceries. 3.67 1.38
40 The store treats their employees well (for example, pay and benefits). 3.65 1.39 0
19 The store has foods that I know how to prepare. 3.61 1.29 0
39 The store is environmentally-conscious. 3.59 1.36 0
15 I can buy the foods that my family needs for medical reasons (for example, low-salt or gluten-free foods). 3.58 1.49 0
6 I can buy locally grown/raised foods. 3.49 1.47 4
38 I like that the store has a bakery. 3.39 1.42 0
20 The store has foods that I grew up eating. 3.37 1.32 0
22 I like that the store has a butcher. 3.36 1.49 0
17 I can buy other non-food items I need (for example, clothing). 3.13 1.43 0
11 I can buy foods in bulk or large volumes. 3.06 1.36 0
23 I like that the store contains a pharmacy. 3.03 1.54 1
1 It’s close to my work. 2.99 1.35 2
3 It’s close to other stores where I shop. 2.97 1.26 0
5 I can buy organic/chemical-free foods. 2.91 1.55 3
16 I can buy the foods that I eat for religious reasons (for example, kosher). 1.75 1.34 0
4 It’s close to public transportation such as a bus, train, or subway. 1.6 1.16 0
36 I am able to order my groceries from this store on the Internet. 1.4 0.94 1
37 The store delivers to my home. 1.34 0.88 0

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

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