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Factors influencing ordering practices at Baltimore city carryouts: qualitative research to inform an obesity prevention intervention.
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PMID:  23082919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Low-income African Americans bear a disproportionately high burden of chronic diseases associated with intakes of prepared foods, including those commonly found in carryout restaurants. This study collected formative data to investigate the main factors that influence ordering practices in carryout restaurants and to identify possible intervention strategies. Twenty in-depth interviews and two focus groups were conducted. From the perspectives of carryout customers and owners, the most salient factors affecting ordering practices were habit, price, taste, and food appearance. Study recommendations include manipulating prices and adding photographs of healthy items to carryout menus to encourage healthier ordering practices in carryout restaurants.
Aliya Noormohamed; Seung Hee Lee; Benjamin Batorsky; Ashley Jackson; Sara Newman; Joel Gittelsohn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology of food and nutrition     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1543-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecol Food Nutr     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0315073     Medline TA:  Ecol Food Nutr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health , Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.
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