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Table 1 Characteristics of Rural Seniors in 2006 Brazos Valley Health Assessment (n = 582)

From: Food Access and Perceptions of the Community and Household Food Environment as Correlates of Fruit and Vegetable Intake among Rural Seniors

  % (n) Mean ± SD
Individual characteristics   
   Age, y   69.92 ± 6.91
   Women 68.2 (397)  
   Race/ethnicity   
Minority 14.4 (84)  
   Household income   
≤ 100% FPL 17.0 (99)  
101-199% FPL 16.3 (95)  
   Education   
Low (< High school) 13.1 (76)  
   Marital status   
Married 64.8 (377)  
   Household composition   
Lives alone 27.7 (161)  
Residential Neighborhood   
   Deprivation, % (n)   
Low 29.6 (172)  
Medium 46.2 (269)  
High 24.2 (141)  
   Population density (persons/mi2)   
Low (<14) 27.0 (157)  
Medium (14-127) 46.6 (271)  
High (>127) 26.5 (154)  
Daily dietary intakes   
   Fruit   1.43 ± 0.98
   Vegetables   2.15 ± 0.91
   Combined fruit and vegetables   3.58 ± 1.60
  1. SD = standard deviation