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Table 2 Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index by Region and Rurality

From: Development of a national childhood obesogenic environment index in the United States: differences by region and rurality

  AVERAGE PERCENTILE (SD) MEDIAN PERCENTILE RANGE
NORTHEAST 43.2a (6.9) 43.1 25.4–63.0
MIDWEST 48.1b (8.5) 47.5 26.4–79.9
SOUTH 53.0c (8.3) 53.4 28.9–77.8
WEST 48.4b (9.8) 47.7 24.5–81.0
ANOVA (F) 130.43
ANOVA (P) <.0001
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 46.5a (8.4) 46.1 25.4–81.0
MICROPOLITAN COUNTIES 50.3b (8.1) 49.9 29.9–73.3
RURAL COUNTIES 52.9c (8.8) 52.9 24.5–79.9
ANOVA (F) 175.86
ANOVA (P) <.0001
  1. Notes
  2. A larger percentile indicates a more obesogenic environment
  3. a,b,cDifferent superscript letters indicate means that were significantly different at p < .05