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Table 2 Characteristics of US Adults by Geographic Locale (Rural/Non-Rural) 2009 BRFSS (weighted n = 219,479,823)

From: A cross-sectional study of US rural adults’ consumption of fruits and vegetables: do they consume at least five servings daily?

Variables and Factors % Rural*
(weighted n = 42,365,517)
% Non-rural*
(weighted n = 177,114,306)
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption <5 Servings Daily 78.8 75.6
  At Least 5 Servings Daily 21.2 24.4
Sex Male 48.2 48.8
  Female 51.8 51.2
Race And Ethnicity Caucasian 81.3 65.6
  African American 6.2 10.9
  Hispanic 6.6 15.2
  Other 5.8 8.2
Age Ranges 18-34 Years 28.4 30.4
  35-64 Years 51.8 53.0
  > = 65 Years 19.8 16.6
Education <High School 11.8 10.4
  Completed High School 63.5 52.7
  College Graduate 24.6 36.9
Marital Status Married Or Living With Partner 66.4 63.9
  Unmarried/Not Living With A Partner 33.6 36.1
Children In Household No Children In Household 60.0 56.0
  At Least 1 Child In Household 40.0 44.0
Household Income <$35,000 43.6 35.1
  > = $35,000 56.4 64.9
BMI Categories BMI < 25 32.8 37.2
  BMI 25- < 30 36.6 36.2
  BMI > =30 30.6 26.6
Physical Activity Getting At Least Moderate Physical Activity 48.9 49.7
  Inactive 51.1 50.3
Have Health Insurance Yes 83.0 85.0
  No 17.0 15.0
Have A Personal Physician Yes 81.9 80.5
  No 18.1 19.5
Timing Of Last Routine Medical Checkup Within Last 12 Months 65.8 68.2
  Longer Than 12 Months Ago 34.2 31.8
Deferment Of Medical Care Because Of Cost Deferred Medical Care Because Of Cost 15.5 14.7
  Did Not Defer Medical Care Because Of Cost 84.5 85.3
Self-Defined Health Status Good To Excellent 81.7 84.7
  Fair To Poor 18.3 15.3
  1. *All cell percentages by row significantly different by z-test measure p < .05.