Table 2: Pre- and Postintervention perceptions of the food store environment (mean (SD) or percent), North Carolina, 2009.

Intervention ( 𝑛 = 9 2 )Control ( 𝑛 = 6 4 )
BeforeAfterChangeBeforeAfterChange

Primary Store 𝑃 = 0 . 2 4 𝑃 = 0 . 7 8
Supermarket71%63%79%79%
Supercenter29%37%21%21%

Frequency of shopping 𝑃 = 0 . 1 4 𝑃 = 0 . 7 8
2 or more times per week46%43%45%53%
1 time per week25%30%21%25%
2 to 3 times per month22%22%30%19%
1 time per month9%4%4%4%

Amount spent on groceries (dollar)196 (129)238 (153) 𝑃 = 0 . 0 4 189 (126) 195 (120) 𝑃 = 0 . 7 9

Second store for food shopping
Dollar store39%33% 𝑃 = 0 . 3 0 49%36% 𝑃 = 0 . 4 5
Grocery store49%53% 𝑃 = 0 . 2 1 38%60% 𝑃 = 0 . 2 3
Supercenter54%42% 𝑃 = 0 . 2 4 60%58% 𝑃 = 0 . 1 9
Farmer’s markets20%13% 𝑃 = 0 . 2 0 19%13% 𝑃 = 0 . 7 4
Road side stand8%8% 𝑃 = 0 . 4 3 4%9% 𝑃 = 0 . 0 5
Homegrown garden17%22% 𝑃 = 0 . 7 3 11%23% 𝑃 = 0 . 0 1

Perceived neighborhood8.5 (3.0)9.0 (2.5) 𝑃 = 0 . 2 5 8.2 (3.1)9.2 (2.6) 𝑃 = 0 . 1 1

Perceived in-store availability12.7 (2.3)13.2 (2.5) 𝑃 = 0 . 3 7 12.6 (2.4)13.2 (2.5) 𝑃 = 0 . 0 3

Perceived affordability9.6 (3.4)10.6 (3.4) 𝑃 = 0 . 0 0 4 9.5 (3.4)11 (3.6) 𝑃 = 0 . 3 4

𝑃 0 . 0 5