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Modified Retail Food Environment Index (Sacramento County, 2009)

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

  • African Americans in Sacramento County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 9.1% of all food vendors.
     
  • Asians in Sacramento County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 10.9% of all food vendors.
     
  • Native Americans in Sacramento County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 11.2% of all food vendors.
     
  • Latinos in Sacramento County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 9.6% of all food vendors.
     
  • Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Sacramento County live in communities where healthy food retailers represent 7.6% of all food vendors.
     
  • Most residents of Sacramento 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, Sacramento County, 2007-2009

9.1

9.6

11.2

10.9

7.6

9.5

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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