Table 4

Percent of grocery receipt allocated to 3 categories of food choices by perceived overweight status of respondent and his or her household members.

n

Fats, oils, and sweets Mean (SD)

Processed foods Mean (SD)

Low-fat/low-calorie substitutions Mean (SD)


Respondent not perceived as being overweight

21

26.5 (18.2)

7.7 (10.6)

6.9 (10.4)

Respondent perceived as being overweight

27

32.4 (16.3)

12.0 (15.1)*

4.7 (7.4)

No one perceived as being overweight

7

21.2 (17.7)

5.2 (12.4)

7.6 (14.4)

Anyone perceived as being overweight

37

31.7 (16.0)*

11.7 (13.8)

5.3 (7.9)

Spouse not perceived as being overweight

9

20.5 (16.5)

6.8 (12.5)

6.6 (9.3)

Spouse perceived as being overweight

16

33.7 (9.3)*

12.8 (16.7)

1.5 (3.2)*


*Wilcoxon two-sample exact test, one-sided P ≤ 0.10.

Martin et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:10   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-10

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