publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

A discrete choice approach to modeling food store access

Amy Hillier; Tony Smith; Carolyn C Cannuscio; Allison Karpyn; Karen Glanz;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, volume 42, issue 2 March, pages 263-278
Abstract
Assessments of access to healthful food frequently use GIS to measure the distance and concentration of food outlets relative to where residents live. These descriptive approaches do not account for food shopping behavior, which may vary based on the attributes of food shoppers and their activity space—places where they live, work, access resources, and socialize. Building on transportation research about accessibility, we reframe the issue of food access and equity from one about ‘what is nearby?’ to ‘where do people shop?’. We use a conditional logit model to analyze disaggregate data from a door-to-door survey of food shopping choice and food store surveys co...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Marketing, Food shopping, Advertising, Computer science, Travel mode, Cognitive reframing, Socialization, Equity (finance), Discrete choice, Food store, Food prices
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