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Table 3 Food categories: percent of all items purchased, and average household (n = 90) expenditures and ounces

From: Annotated receipts capture household food purchases from a broad range of sources

Sum across all HHs Monthly Average per HH
Food Category # Items % Items Cost ($) Ounces Cost/Ounce
Fruits and Vegetables      
Fruit 1,020 11.0 32.07 373.50 .0858
Vegetables (not potatoes)      
   Not fried 1,221 13.1 34.85 257.37 .1354
   Fried 26 0.3 0.86 1.64 .5226
Potatoes      
   Not fried 157 1.7 3.40 60.38 .0562
   Fried 403 4.3 4.17 34.62 .1205
Snacks and Sweets      
   Snacks 772 8.3 23.68 118.96 .1990
   Sweets 1,337 14.4 43.89 237.55 .1847
Entrées and Sides      
Prepackaged Entrée      
   < 500 kcal 212 2.3 8.26 38.64 .2137
   > 500 kcal 259 2.8 13.93 86.66 .1607
Eating out entrée 1,546 16.6 106.91 204.22 .5235
Eating out side orders 339 3.6 7.24 22.11 .3275
Beverages      
Non-caloric beverages 483 5.2 12.73 526.27 .0242
Sugar-sweetened beverages 846 9.1 18.95 558.89 .0339
Fruit/Vegetable juice 281 3.0 9.77 184.55 .0529
Eating out alcoholic beverages 88 0.9 7.50 15.96 .4698
Eating out specialty drinks 310 3.3 8.38 53.67 .1561
  1. NOTE. The two left columns show the distribution of the 9,300 line items on all receipts collected at baseline according to the category of food as which they were classified. For example, of the 9,300 line items, 11%, or 1,020 of these were fruit. The third and fourth columns from the left show the average per household cost and ounces for each food category. For example, the average amount of fruit purchased per household was 373.50 ounces, and the average fruit cost was $32.07. The right column shows the cost per ounce for each food category.