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Accessibility and Affordability of Supermarkets: Associations With the DASH Diet

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, July 2017
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Title
Accessibility and Affordability of Supermarkets: Associations With the DASH Diet
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American Journal of Preventive Medicine, July 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.01.044
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Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Thomas Burgoine, Jeroen Lakerveld, Nita G. Forouhi, Simon J. Griffin, Nicholas J. Wareham, Pablo Monsivais

Abstract

It is unknown whether there is an interplay of affordability (economic accessibility) and proximity (geographic accessibility) of supermarkets in relation to having a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-accordant diet. Data (collected: 2005-2015, analyzed: 2016) were from the cross-sectional, population-based Fenland Study cohort: 9,274 adults aged 29-64 years, living in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Dietary quality was evaluated using an index of DASH dietary accordance, based on recorded consumption of foods and beverages in a validated 130-item, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire. DASH accordance was defined as a DASH score in the top quintile. Dietary costs (£/day) were estimated by attributing a food price variable to the foods consumed according to the questionnaire. Individuals were classified as having low-, medium-, or high-cost diets. Supermarket affordability was determined based on the cost of a 101-item market basket. Distances between home address to the nearest supermarket (geographic accessibility) and nearest economically-appropriate supermarket (economic accessibility) were divided into tertiles. Higher-cost diets were more likely to be DASH-accordant. After adjustment for key demographics and exposure to other food outlets, individuals with lowest economic accessibility to supermarkets had lower odds of being DASH-accordant (OR=0.59, 95% CI=0.52, 0.68) than individuals with greatest economic accessibility. This association was stronger than with geographic accessibility alone (OR=0.85, 95% CI=0.74, 0.98). Results suggest that geographic and economic access to food should be taken into account when considering approaches to promote adherence to healthy diets for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 75 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 32%
Student > Bachelor 13 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 16%
Researcher 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 14%
Social Sciences 11 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Psychology 3 4%
Other 15 20%
Unknown 19 25%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 August 2017.
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