Table 1: Baseline participant characteristics mean (SD) or percent, North Carolina, 2009.

InterventionControl
𝑛 = 9 2 𝑛 = 6 4

Demographics
Age (years)52 (7.4)52 (6.7)
Education (years)13 (1.9)13 (1.8)
Smoke (%)14%17%
Employed full time (%)35%23%
Income (≤$29,000)67%68%

Race
White40%42%
African American59%55%
Other1%3%

Baseline Weight and Diet
BMI kg/m²37.5 (4.7)37.4 (4.7)
Weight lbs220 (35)220 (28)
Fruit and vegetable servings4 (1.8)4 (1.4)

Perceived healthy food in neighborhood*
Availability (range 0–12)8.5 (3.0)8.2 (3.1)

Perceived healthy food in primary food store*
Availability (range 0–16)12.7 (2.3)12.6 (2.4)

Perceived healthy food affordability in primary food store*
Affordability (range 0–16)9.6 (3.4)9.5 (3.4)

Perceived primary food store access**
Miles4.7 (5.0)5.7 (5.9)

Objective neighborhood availability*
Supercenters0.17 (0.38)0.23 (0.42)
Supermarkets0.83 (0.38)0.85 (0.36)
Convenience0.89 (0.32)0.85 (0.36)

Objective food store availability*
Food store score34.7 (2.5)33.8 (4.4)

Objective access**
Miles6.0 (6.2)5.6 (5.6)

*Higher scores indicate greater availability or affordability of healthy foods at the store and neighborhood level.
**Access = reported or calculated miles from home to primary food store.