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Fruit and vegetable purchasing patterns and preferences in South Delhi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23282188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examines associations between consumer characteristics, beliefs, and preferences and fruit and vegetable (FV) purchasing and intake in South Delhi, India. Home interviews were conducted with 245 households, using a structured questionnaire to assess FV consumption and purchasing frequency, spending, place of purchase, mode of travel, knowledge and attitudes toward organics, and beliefs about barriers to FV consumption. In-depth interviews with 62 experts and key informants validated survey findings that street vendors and markets are currently the dominant source of FV in South Delhi and that affordability, not accessibility, is the main barrier to increasing FV intake.
Lauren E Finzer; Vamadevan S Ajay; Mohammed K Ali; Roopa Shivashankar; Shifalika Goenka; Praggya Sharma; Divya S Pillai; Shweta Khandelwal; Nikhil Tandon; K Srinath Reddy; K M Venkat Narayan; Dorairaj Prabhakaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology of food and nutrition     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1543-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecol Food Nutr     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-03     Completed Date:  2013-05-02     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0315073     Medline TA:  Ecol Food Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Satisfaction* / economics
Diet / economics,  standards*
Diet Surveys
Family Characteristics*
Food Habits*
Food Preferences*
Food Supply / economics
Fruit / economics
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Interviews as Topic
Vegetables / economics
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