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Table 1 Description of study areas in North Carolina and Kentucky

From: Farmers’ market use is associated with fruit and vegetable consumption in diverse southern rural communities

Characteristics Pitt County, eastern North Carolina Fayette County, eastern Kentucky Jackson County, eastern Kentucky Boone County, eastern Kentucky
Population estimate (2011 ) [1720] 171,134 301,569 13,443 121,737
Percent rural dwellers (2010) [21] 25.4 3.1 100 13.3
Percent black (2011) [1720] 34.4 14.8 0.2 2.9
Percent white (2011) [1720] 61.4 79.1 98.9 93
Percent living below poverty (2007–2011) [1720] 24 17.9 35.6 7.2
Percent consuming five or more fruits and vegetables daily(2009*) [22, 23] 16.8 22.1 16.4 17.7
Age-adjusted estimates of% Obese Adults (2009) [24]; BMI > = 30 kg/m2 35.6 30.7 33.4 30.8
Population density (number of persons per square mile, 2010) [1720] 257.9 1,042.8 39.1 482.3
  1. *The Pitt County Data are from 2009 BRFSS data [22], and the data for the Kentucky Counties is from “County Group” 2005–2009 BRFSS data [23].