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dc.contributor.authorMoore, L.
dc.contributor.authorDiez Roux, Ana V.
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-24T20:03:39Z
dc.date.available2008-01-24T20:03:39Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationAm J Public Health. 2006;96(2):325-331 <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57753>en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57753
dc.description.abstractObjectives: We investigated associations between local food environment and neighborhood racial/ethnic and socioeconomic composition. Methods: Poisson regression was used to examine the association of food stores and liquor stores with racial/ethnic composition and income in selected census tracts in North Carolina, Maryland, and New York. Results: Predominantly minority and racially mixed neighborhoods had more than twice as many grocery stores as predominantly White neighborhoods (for predominantly Black tracts, adjusted stores per population ratio [SR] = 2.7; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.2, 3.2; and for mixed tracts, SR = 2.2; 95% CI = 1.9, 2.7) and half as many supermarkets (for predominantly Black tracts, SR = 0.5; 95% CI = 0.3, 0.7; and for mixed tracts, SR = 0.7; 95% CI = 0.5, 1.0, respectively). Low-income neighborhoods had 4 times as many grocery stores as the wealthiest neighborhoods (SR = 4.3; 95% CI = 3.6, 5.2) and half as many supermarkets (SR = 0.5; 95% CI = 0.3, 0.8). In general, poorer areas and non-White areas also tended to have fewer fruit and vegetable markets, bakeries, specialty stores, and natural food stores. Liquor stores were more common in poorer than in richer areas (SR = 1.3; 95% CI = 1.0, 1.6). Conclusions: Local food environments vary substantially by neighborhood racial/ethnic and socioeconomic composition and may contribute to disparities in healthen_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Journal of Public Healthen_US
dc.titleAssociation of neighborhood characteristics with the location and type of food storesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelPublic Health
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelHealth Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationumEpidemiology, Department ofen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/57753/1/MOORE_2006_AJPH_FoodStores.pdfen_US
dc.owningcollnameEpidemiology, Department of (SPH)


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