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Table 6 Descriptive characteristics of participants during their initial STORE Study home visit (either time 1 or time 2), recruited from Minneapolis and St. Paul stores via customer intercept interviews, 2014–2015 (n = 88)

From: Evaluation of the first U.S. staple foods ordinance: impact on nutritional quality of food store offerings, customer purchases and home food environments

  Recruited from a store in:
  Minneapolis (n = 46) St. Paul (n = 42)
  Mean (sd) Mean (sd)
Age (years) 42 (15) 46 (12)
People living in household
 Adults 1.9 (1.0) 2.0 (1.1)
 Children 1.7 (1.1) 1.8 (1.1)
  Percent Percent
Sex: male 43 33
Race/ethnicity
 Hispanic 7 5
Non-Hispanic
 White 37 37
 Black 43 49
 American Indian/Alaskan Native 7 5
 Asian 0 0
 Other race 0 2
 Multi-race 7 2
Education
 High school diploma or less 46 55
 Some college 37 31
 Bachelor’s degree or higher 17 14
Employment
 Employed 61 56
 Unemployed 26 44
 Retired 13 0
Frequency of purchasing food/drinks at store (during past 30 days)
 At least once a day 17 14
 1–6 times a week 50 45
 Less than once a week 33 40
Weight status
 Normal (BMI ≥18.5, < 25 kg/m2) 16 29
 Overweight (BMI ≥ 25, < 30 kg/m2) 41 36
 Obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) 43 36
  1. Note: Bold text indicates significant chi-square test (p < .05) between cities
  2. Note: 56 participants had their first home visit at Time 1 and 32 had their first home visit at Time 2
  3. Note: Number of missing values (if any) for each variable: age = 2; race/ethnicity = 1; employment = 1; weight status = 2