Access to supermarkets and fruit and vegetable consumption.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


American journal of public health, Volume 104, Issue 5, p.917-23 (2014)


2014, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, April 2014, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Center-Authored Paper, Choice Behavior, Female, Food Supply, Fruit, Geographic Information Systems, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nutrition Assessment Core Facility, Poverty, Public Health Sciences Division, Residence Characteristics, Shared Resources, Socioeconomic Factors, Vegetables, Young Adult


We examined whether supermarket choice, conceptualized as a proxy for underlying personal factors, would better predict access to supermarkets and fruit and vegetable consumption than mere physical proximity.