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Variety and quality of healthy foods differ according to neighbourhood deprivation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23085202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study addresses a gap in the food environment literature by investigating spatial differences in the inter relationship of price, variety and quality of food in southern England. We conducted a survey of all grocery stores (n=195) in the city of Southampton, UK, and ranked neighbourhoods according to national quintiles of deprivation. We found no difference in availability or cheapest price across neighbourhoods. However, the poorest neighbourhoods had less variety of healthy products and poorer quality fruit and vegetables than more affluent neighbourhoods. Dietary inequalities may be exacerbated by differences in the variety and quality of healthy foods sold locally; these factors may influence whether or not consumers purchase healthy foods.
Christina Black; Georgia Ntani; Ross Kenny; Tannaze Tinati; Megan Jarman; Wendy Lawrence; Mary Barker; Hazel Inskip; Cyrus Cooper; Graham Moon; Janis Baird
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  2013-12-10     Revised Date:  2014-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1292-9     Citation Subset:  T    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
England / epidemiology
Food Quality*
Food Supply / standards*,  statistics & numerical data
Poverty Areas*
Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data*
Grant Support
DRF-2011-04-015//Department of Health; MC_UP_A620_1017//Medical Research Council; //Medical Research Council

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