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Table 1 Characteristics of Comparison Neighborhoods, CoClo Project 2020

From: Assessing changes in the food retail environment during the COVID-19 pandemic: opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned

Neighborhood Manhattan Brooklyn
Lower East Side and Chinatown Upper East Side East Harlem Park Slope and Carroll Gardens Sunset Park Brownsville
Bodega: Supermarket Ratioa 18 5 17 12 45 15
Population 171,103 225,914 124,323 109,351 132,721 84,525
Born outside US 34% 23% 24% 17% 48% 30%
Limited English proficiency 28% 6% 19% 7% 49% 10%
Poverty 18% 7% 23% 10% 29% 28%
Unemployment 8% 4% 11% 6% 8% 14%
Rent Burden 48% 41% 48% 37% 57% 57%
No Health Insurance 11% 4% 12% 4% 22% 12%
Physical activity in past 30 days 77% 87% 68% 86% 68% 74%
At least 1 fruit & vegetable serving/day 88% 94% 84% 94% 87% 80%
≥1 sugary drink/day 16% 13% 29% 14% 24% 35%
Obesity 10% 11% 28% 15% 24% 41%
Diabetes 11% 4% 17% 6% 11% 13%
Hypertension 22% 15% 34% 22% 27% 33%
COVID-19 cases per 100,000b 1638 1334 2476 1199 2002 2277
  1. aThe number of bodegas relative to supermarkets. Calculated from the inverse of the supermarket to bodega ratio, which is what is reported in the NYC Neighborhood Health Atlas
  2. bAll metrics are at the community district level aside from COVID-19 cases, which are average COVID-19 cases across zip codes included in community districts