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Table 1 Characteristics of participant households ( n = 50), using mothers’ responses to in-home survey

From: Convenience stores are the key food environment influence on nutrients available from household food supplies in Texas Border Colonias

  Mean ± SD % (n)
Age, ya 35.2 ± 7.0  
Education, y 8.5 ± 3.1  
Ethnicityb   
 Hispanic   32 [16]
 Mexican   68 [34]
Marriedc   82 [41]
Country of birth   
 Mexico   94 (47)
Household compositiond 5.7 ± 1.5  
Household income, % FPLe   
 <50   78 [39]
 50–74   16 [8]
 75–99   2 [1]
 100–130   4 [2]
Car ownership   80 [40]
Car availability during the day   56 [28]
Nutrition program participation   
 SNAP   88 (44)
 WIC   58 [29]
 SBP   96 (48)
 NSLP   58 [29]
Food security statusf   
 Food secure   6 [3]
 Moderate food security   20 [10]
 Low food security   40 [20]
 Very low food security   34 [17]
Use of main grocery store   
 At least once/week   60 [30]
Use of dollar store for food   
 At least once/week   30 [15]
Use of convenience store   
 Eat food from convenience store at least once/week   78 [39]
Purchase food from convenience store for child at least once/week   84 [42]
Child purchases food from convenience store on their own at least once/week   26 [13]
  1. NSLP = National School Lunch Program; SNAP = Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; SBP = School Breakfast Program; WIC = Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children.
  2. a as of June 2010.
  3. b self-identified.
  4. c Married or living with a partner.
  5. d Total of adults and children living in the household.
  6. e Based on 2010 criteria using household income and household composition.
  7. f Based on 18-item USDA Food Security Module.