Table 2

Participant characteristics from farmers’ market intercept interview participants and random digit dial survey participants in Pitt County, eastern North Carolina and in Boone, Jackson, and Fayette Counties, eastern Kentucky
Characteristic NC farmers’ market intercept interview participants (n = 70) Kentucky farmers’ market intercept interview participants (n = 102) Random digit dial participants in North Carolina (n = 109) Random digit dial participants in Kentucky (n = 149)
Mean Standard deviation Mean Standard deviation Weighted mean Standard error of the mean Weighted mean Standard error of the mean
Age in years 52.9 18.3 50.8 16.4 43.9 2.2 58.5 2.1
Length of time at current residence in years 8.9 9.6 13.9 13.5 10.6 1.8 NA NA
Fruit and vegetable Servings per day 4.3 2.0 3.7 1.8 7.2 0.4 7.3 0.2
BMI (kg/m2) 27.9 6.9 28.1 6.1 29.3 1.0 27.4 0.5
n % n % n Weighted %, SE of % n Weighted %, SE of %
Female, n (%) 47 67.1 74 72.6 82 68.5, 6.9 111 79.4, 4.2
Race
African American/Other 19 27.5 1 1.0 58 38.5, 6.3 7 5.9, 3.1
White 50 72.5 100 99.0 50 61.5, 6.3 142 94.1, 3.1
Education
College graduate 44 62.9 56 55.5 34 35.4, 6.7 60 35.2, 5.0
Non-college graduate 4 37.1 45 44.6 74 64.6, 6.7 86 64.8, 5.0
Participation in Federal Food Assistance Programs
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 2 2.9 1 1.0 10 11.0, 4.5 5 6.8, 3.9
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) 1 1.4 4 7.8 6 4.9, 2.9 9 7.3, 3.9
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 0 0 5 5.0 25 17.0, 4.7 18 9.5, 4.0
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) 1 1.4 4 4.0 6 4.4, 2.5 3 5.8, 3.8

1For continuous weighted variables, the cells include the weighted mean and standard error of the mean, For categorical variables, the cells contain the true n, weighted %, standard error of %.

1NA = Not asked and thus not available.

Jilcott Pitts et al.

Jilcott Pitts et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-1

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