Food-shopping environment disparities in Texas WIC vendors: a pilot study.
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OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in food-shopping environments of Texas WIC vendors using a culturally adapted instrument. METHODS: A survey tool was developed for measuring food availability, accessibility, and affordability in 111 WIC vendors in Texas. Two-tailed t-tests and Mann-Whitney tests were used for rural/urban and Texas-Mexico border/non-border area comparisons. RESULTS: Prices were higher in rural areas than in urban areas for 2 key foods, fruits (p = .024) and milk (p = .007); non-border vendors had overall better food availability than border vendors; non-border vendors had better accessibility for fruits (p = .007) than border vendors. CONCLUSION: In Texas, disparities in food-shopping environments are evident and can be assessed using a culturally adapted survey tool.
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Tisone, C. A., Guerra, S. A., Lu, W., McKyer, E., Ory, M., Dowdy, D., ... Hoelscher, D. M.
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Tisone, Christine A||Guerra, Selina A||Lu, Wenhua||McKyer, E Lisako J||Ory, Marcia||Dowdy, Diane||Wang, Suojin||Miao, Jingang||Evans, Alexandra||Hoelscher, Deanna M