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Modified Retail Food Environment Index (Riverside County, 2009)

Percentage of healthy food retailers (i.e. grocery stores) among all food vendors within a census tract, by race/ethnicity, Riverside County 2009.

  • African Americans in Riverside County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 11.1% of all food vendors, compared to 12.8% for Whites.
     
  • Asians in Riverside County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 11.6% of all food vendors, compared to 12.8% for Whites.
     
  • Native Americans in Riverside County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 13.1% of all food vendors.
     
  • Latinos in Riverside County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 12.6% of all food vendors.
     
  • Most residents of Riverside County live in communities where the percentage of healthy food retailers among all food vendors is below the statewide average of 12.2%.

 

African American

Latino

Native American/ Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

White

Percentage of Healthy Food Retailers, Riverside County, 2007-2009

11.1

12.6

13.1

11.6

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12.8

Definition: The modified retail food environment index (mRFEI) identifies the percentage of healthy food retailers (i.e. grocery stores) of all food vendors – including less healthy vendors such as fast food restaurants and convenience stores – within a census tract or half-mile of its boundary. The California statewide average for mRFEI is 12.2%.

Source: 
Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project, California Department of Public Health
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