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Table 5 Selected Built Environment characteristics, GROW respondents living in six California counties, N = 2637

From: Survey methodology of the geographic research on wellbeing (GROW) study

  Mean (SE)
Parks
 Straight line (Euclidian) distance to closest park (kilometers)a 0.458 (0.007)
 Area of parks within a 0.5 mile buffer (square kilometers)a 0.102 (0.003)
Tobacco outlets
 Street network distance to closest tobacco outlet (kilometers) 1.209 (0.030)
 Mean number of all tobacco outlets within a 0.5 mile buffer 1.7 (0.04)
 Mean straight line (Euclidian) distance of all tobacco outlets within a 0.5 mile buffer (kilometers)b 0.530 (0.004)
Grocery stores
 Street network distance to closest grocery store (kilometers) 1.129 (0.023)
 Mean number of all grocery stores within a 0.5 mile buffer 2.1 (0.06)
 Mean straight line (Euclidian) distance of all grocery stores within a 0.5 mile buffer (kilometers)c 0.538 (0.004)
Fast food restaurants
 Street network distance to closest fast food restaurant (kilometers) 0.988 (0.023)
 Mean number of all fast food restaurants within a 0.5 mile buffer 3.6 (0.08)
 Mean straight line (Euclidian) distance of fast food restaurants within a 0.5 mile buffer (kilometers)d 0.562 (0.003)
  1. Excludes 103 women with inaccurate tract geocodes
  2. aExcludes parks less than 0.1 acre
  3. bTobacco outlets include tobacco shops and convenience stores; mean distance is for the 1647 respondents with at least 1 outlet within 0.5 mile of her residence
  4. cGrocery stores include full-service markets, fruit and vegetable markets, and farmer’s markets; mean distance is for the 1688 respondents with at least 1 store within 0.5 mile of her residence
  5. dmean distance is for the 1920 respondents with at least 1 restaurant within 0.5 mile of her residence