Table 1

Description of study areas in North Carolina and Kentucky
Characteristics Pitt County, eastern North Carolina Fayette County, eastern Kentucky Jackson County, eastern Kentucky Boone County, eastern Kentucky
Population estimate (2011 ) [17-20] 171,134 301,569 13,443 121,737
Percent rural dwellers (2010) [21] 25.4 3.1 100 13.3
Percent black (2011) [17-20] 34.4 14.8 0.2 2.9
Percent white (2011) [17-20] 61.4 79.1 98.9 93
Percent living below poverty (2007–2011) [17-20] 24 17.9 35.6 7.2
Percent consuming five or more fruits and vegetables daily(2009*) [22,23] 16.8 22.1 16.4 17.7
Age-adjusted estimates of% Obese Adults (2009) [24]; BMI > = 30 kg/m2 35.6 30.7 33.4 30.8
Population density (number of persons per square mile, 2010) [17-20] 257.9 1,042.8 39.1 482.3

*The Pitt County Data are from 2009 BRFSS data [22], and the data for the Kentucky Counties is from “County Group” 2005–2009 BRFSS data [23].

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