Table 1

Individual characteristics by urbanicity a

Non-urban

Low density urban

High density urban


N = 3,662

N = 6,140

N = 3,348


Fast food consumption (days/week; mean)

2.5 (0.1)

2.4 (0.1)

2.5 (0.1)


Age (mean)

21.7 (0.2)

21.8 (0.1)

22.1 (0.2)


Male % (SD)

51.0 (1.1)

52.8 (1.1)

50.4 (1.4)


Race (%)


White

78.7 (3.9)

70.8 (2.7)

45.8 (5.4)


Black

16.9 (3.7)

13.7 (2.0)

18.4 (3.2)


Asian

1.6 (1.2)

3.7 (0.6)

8.6 (2.4)


Hispanic

2.9 (0.6)

11.8 (1.5)

27.3 (4.8)


Household income > $36,000 (%)

47.4 (2.5)

59.5 (2.4)

45.1 (3.6)


Parental education > High School (%)

48.9 (2.1)

57.1 (1.9)

47.7 (3.4)


Has children (%)

32.9 (1.7)

26.6 (1.4)

31.1 (2.2)


Has job (%)

73.0 (1.5)

77.6 (1.2)

74.9 (1.5)


Owns vehicle (%)

78.7 (1.5)

74.8 (1.4)

66.8 (2.8)


a National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Wave III (2001-2), n = 13,150. Weighted for national representation, standard errors corrected for survey design effects of multiple stage cluster sampling.

Richardson et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:543   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-543

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