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Table 3 Relationship between Area Deprivation Index and Neighborhood Characteristics and the Number of Alcohol Units Sold on Average by Store per Weeka

From: Neighborhood disadvantage and the sales of unhealthy products: alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy snack food

Neighborhood Socio-Demographic Characteristics Coefficient p-value 95% Confidence Interval
ADI national percentileb −11.34 0.35 −38.60 15.91
Percent of population that is Non-Hispanic African-American −5.13 0.17 −12.13 1.88
Percent population ages 0–17 21.00 0.26 −18.87 60.79
Walk scorec 0.49 0.91 −11.01 11.98
Conditional R-squared = 0.87
  1. a Neighborhood is defined as the US Census Block Group for household income, percent of African-American households; US Census Track for percent of households with no vehicle access and percent of households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to low income individuals and families (SNAP); and store address determined neighborhood Walk Score (
  2. b ADI is the Area Deprivation Index measured as a percentile of Census Block Groups throughout the US, where the 99th percentile is the highest level of neighborhood disadvantage
  3. c Walk Score ranged from 0 to 100, with 100 being the most walkable
  4. Note: analyses controlled for sales week (1–85) and population size; coefficients are not standardized