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n=656 (food establishments)
Socioeconomic disparities in the community food environment of a medium-sized city of Brazil
Characterize the community food environment according to the socioeconomic condition of census tracts in the urban area of a medium-size city of southwestern Brazil in 2016.
In all, 11.1% had predominant sale of natural or minimally processed foods, 44.5% were mixed, and 44.4% had predominant sale of ultraprocessed foods. The average of establishments with predominant sale of natural or minimally processed foods, of ultra-processed foods, and all categories increased according to the income of the CT. There was a clustering of all categories of establishments in high-income CTs downtown. However, peripheral and low-income CTs were composed of a higher number of mixed establishments or those with predominant sale of ultra-processed foods than establishments with predominant sale of natural or minimally processed foods.
Almeida LFF, Novaes TG, Pessoa MC, Carmo ASD, Mendes LL, Ribeiro AQ.
Journal of the American College of Nutrition