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Table 3 Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index by County Rurality and Region

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

  NORTHEAST
MEAN (SD)
MIDWEST
MEAN (SD)
SOUTH
MEAN (SD)
WEST
MEAN (SD)
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 40.5a (6.3) 43.7a (7.3) 50.1a (7.6) 43.0a (8.9)
MICROPOLITAN COUNTIES 45.1b (5.4) 47.0b (7.4) 54.8b (7.0) 48.9b (7.8)
RURAL COUNTIES 49.4c (5.0) 51.1c (8.3) 55.2b (8.7) 51.8c (9.6)
ANOVA (F) 38.31 89.81 67.88 40.19
ANOVA (P) <.0001 <.0001 <.0001 <.0001
ANOVA INTERACTION TERM (F) 82.07
ANOVA INTERACTION TERM (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