Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other (non-stated)

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other

Study setting

Retail

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

General

Sample size

n=656 (food establishments)

Socioeconomic disparities in the community food environment of a medium-sized city of Brazil/Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Goal

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.

Results

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.

Authors

Almeida LFF, Novaes TG, Pessoa MC, Carmo ASD, Mendes LL, Ribeiro AQ.

Journal

DOI