Table 2

Bivariate associations between frequency of community garden work and changes in behaviors, attitudes, and skills for intercept survey respondents
Garden frequency
Once a week or more <Once a week
N n (%) n (%) Chi sq.
Primary outcome:
I eat more vegetables and fruit 125 82 (65.6) 31 (24.8) 7.78*
Secondary outcome: a
I eat food that is fresher (less packaged food) 124 84 (67.7) 27 (21.8) 15.38
I am more physically active 121 74 (61.2) 20 (16.5) 14.48
I spend less money on food 112 66 (58.9) 20 (17.9) 10.17
I am better able to provide food for my family and myself 120 70 (58.3) 25 (20.8) 7.95
I care more about the environment 125 73 (58.4) 27 (21.6) 5.74
I eat less fast food 120 64 (53.3) 22 (18.3) 5.19
I feel better about where my food comes from 119 81 (68.1) 30 (25.2) 4.52
I feel more involved in this neighborhood 124 80 (64.5) 32 (25.8) 4.45
I am teaching my family/friends to garden 123 66 (53.7) 24 (19.5) 3.94
I spend more time with my family 123 55 (44.7) 19 (15.4) 3.12
I have learned more about gardening 126 78 (61.9) 32 (25.4) 2.82
I have gained new gardening skills 128 74 (57.8) 30 (23.4) 2.58
I am donating/giving extra food to others 126 77 (61.1) 32 (25.4) 2.13
I know more about the environment 124 70 (56.5) 28 (22.6) 1.80
I eat more foods that are traditional for my culture/family background 120 53 (44.2) 20 (16.7) 1.03
I eat new kinds of food 118 58 (49.2) 24 (20.3) 0.54

*25% of the cells for this cross-tabulation have expected counts < 5; chi-square may not be a valid test. The 2-sided Fisher’s exact p-value is 0.0088.

Barnidge et al.

Barnidge et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:128   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-128

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