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Table 1 Store and neighborhood characteristics at baseline, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, 2014

From: Store and neighborhood differences in retailer compliance with a local staple foods ordinance

Store and neighborhood characteristicsMinneapolis
(n = 77)
St. Paul
(n = 63)
 
 n (%)n (%)p-value a
Store type  0.49
 Corner stores, convenience stores, small groceries34 (44)20 (32) 
 Food-gas marts24 (31)26 (41) 
 Dollar stores7 (9)6 (10) 
 Pharmacies11 (14)11 (17) 
 General retailers1 (1)0 (0) 
Store size  0.39
 Smaller size (1–2 registers)53 (69)39 (62) 
 Larger size (3+ registers)24 (31)24 (38) 
Store ownership status  0.12
 Corporate35 (45)37 (59) 
 Independent42 (55)26 (41) 
Neighborhood SES  0.28
 Lower SES (< 185% of poverty)26 (34)16 (25) 
 Higher SES (> = 185% of poverty)51 (66)47 (75) 
Neighborhood low-income/low-access status  0.11
 Store located in low-income/low-access area23 (30)27 (43) 
 Store not located in low-income/low-access area54 (70)36 (57) 
  1. a Chi-square tests
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