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Table 2 Weighted Prevalence of CVH Indicators Across Maine County-Level Built Environment Characteristics, BRFSS 2011–2014 and USDA Atlas 2010–2012a

From: Association between the food and physical activity environment, obesity, and cardiovascular health across Maine counties

County-Level Characteristic County Tertileb Tertile Minimumsb Weighted n Percent Poor Diet (%) Physically Inactive (%) Obese (%) Diabetic (%) Poor CVH (%)
Fast Food Restaurants (per 1000) Low 0 1,331,590 32.6 82.1 47.8 30.6 10.4* 19.8***
Med 0.59 1,582,067 38.7 79.0 44.4 29.3 9.6 16.8
High 0.75 1,175,944 28.8 78.1 42.1 25.3 9.0 14.8
Full-Service Restaurants (per 1000) Low 0 1,532,443 37.5 81.8 47.4 31.7 10.5*** 19.2***
Med 0.85 1,218,700 29.8 80.5 45.6 29.5 10.4 18.5
High 1.29 1,338,458 32.7 76.7 41.3 24.1 8.1 13.8
Grocery Stores (per 1000) Low 0 1,167,586 28.6 81.5 47.0 31.5 10.4** 18.7***
Med 0.21 1,985,350 48.5 78.3 42.6 26.5 8.9 15.3
High 0.28 936,664 22.9 80.5 47.0 29.3 10.4 19.3
Convenience Stores (per 1000) Low 0 1,498,964 36.7 77.* 40.7 24.7 8.5*** 14.0***
Med 0.64 1,659,982 40.6 80.8 46.4 30.7 10.1 18.0
High 0.78 930,654 22.8 82.1 48.9 30.8 11 20.9
Fitness Facilities (per 1000) Low 0 1,393,978 34.1 82.9 49.1 31.5 10.9*** 20.9***
Med .08 1,142,328 27.9 78.5 43.4 28.4 9.2 15.9
High .11 1,553,293 38.0 77.8 42.3 26.0 9.0 14.9
Poor Access To Store and No Car (%) Low 0 1,017,409 24.9 79.1 44.7 29.1 9.8** 17.1***
Med 2.04 2,079,755 50.9 78.8 43.2 26.7 9.1 15.5
High 2.95 992,435 24.3 82.3 48.5 31.8 10.9 20.7
County Median House hold Income ($) Low 0 1,007,074 24.6 83.2 49.0 32.5 11.3*** 21.5***
Med 41,106 1,469,936 35.9 80.4 46.1 30.1 10.0 17.6
High 45,520 1,612,589 39.4 77.0 41.1 24.6 8.5 14.2
  1. Results based on 40,398 respondents surveyed in the Maine BRFSS from 2011 to 2014. Percentages reflect BRFSS weighted estimates for Maine
  2. Chi-squared statistical significance within category (*p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.0001)
  3. Abbreviations: BRFSS, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; CVH, cardiovascular health; USDA, United States Department of Agriculture
  4. aNumber of missing responses by category (): All County-Level Characteristics (1195); Poor diet (20,359); Inactive (20,941); Obese (1747); Diabetic (45); Poor CVH (23,876)
  5. bTertile cutoffs are reported in the units corresponding to each county built environment variable. The ‘low’ tertile includes counties in the lowest third of each built environment variable, the ‘med’ tertile includes counties in the middle third, and the ‘high’ tertile includes counties in the highest third