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Barriers to Buying Healthy Foods for People With Diabetes: Evidence of Environmental Disparities

Horowitz, Carol A and Colson, Kathryn A and Hebert, Paul L and Lancaster, Kristie (2004) Barriers to Buying Healthy Foods for People With Diabetes: Evidence of Environmental Disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 94 (9). pp. 1549-1554. ISSN 0090-0036

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Objectives. A community coalition compared the availability and cost of diabetes-healthy foods in a racial/ethnic minority neighborhood in East Harlem, with those in the adjacent, largely White and affluent Upper East Side in New York City. Methods. We documented which of the 173 East Harlem and 152 Upper East Side grocery stores stocked 5 recommended foods. Results. Overall, 18% of East Harlem stores stocked recommended foods, compared with 58% of stores in the Upper East Side (P<.0001). Only 9% of East Harlem bodegas (neighborhood stores) carried all items (vs 48% of Upper East Side bodegas), through East Harlem had more bodegas. East Harlem residents were more likely than Upper East Side residents (50% vs 24%) to have stores on their black that did not stock recommended foods and less likely (26% vs 30%) to have stores on their block that stocked recommended foods. Conclusions. A greater effort needs to be made to make available stores that carry diabetes-healthy foods.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetes-healthy foods, diabetes, racial, ethnic, minority, neighborhood, New York City, grocery stores, bodegas, environmental disparities
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthy Foods
Health > Nutrition
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
Practice > outreach
Practice > interventions
Practice > service
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2011 13:49
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/408

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