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Asia Pac J Public Health. 2016 Jul;28(5):458-68. doi: 10.1177/1010539516646849. Epub 2016 May 20.

Food Store Choice Among Urban Slum Women Is Associated With Consumption of Energy-Dense Food.

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1
SEAMEO RECFON (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition), Central Jakarta, Indonesia lynne.prigel@gmail.com.
2
SEAMEO RECFON (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition), Central Jakarta, Indonesia.
3
Universitas Indonesia, Central Jakarta, Indonesia.
4
Deakin University, Burwood, Australia.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the associations of food store choice with food consumption among urban slum women. A cross-sectional survey was carried out among 188 urban slum women (19-50 years old) in Jakarta, Indonesia. A semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire was used to assess food consumption. Associations between food consumption and food store choice were tested by linear regression. This study found that frequencies of buying food from small shops (warung), street food vendors, and modern food stores were significantly associated with consumption of snacks, mixed dishes, and fruit respectively. In addition, buying food from traditional markets and small cafes (warung makan) was not significantly associated with particular types of food consumption. As modern food stores are rarely utilized by these women, small shops (warung) and street food vendors are likely to be important channels to improve slum dwellers' diet.

KEYWORDS:

Indonesia; food consumption; food environment; food store; urban slum

PMID:
27208014
DOI:
10.1177/1010539516646849
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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