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0.71
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Green <= 0.56
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Unit: restaurants/1,000 population
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Fast Food Restaurant Density  New

Value: 0.62 restaurants/1,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Palm Beach
Comparison: U.S. Counties
Categories: Environment / Built Environment
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the number of fast food restaurants per 1,000 population. These include limited-service establishments where people pay before eating.
Why this is important: 
Fast food is often high in fat and calories and lacking in recommended nutrients. Frequent consumption of these foods and an insufficient consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk of overweight and obesity. Individuals who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for serious health conditions, including coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes, multiple cancers, hypertension, stroke, premature death and other chronic conditions. Fast food outlets are more common in low-income neighborhoods and studies suggest that they strongly contribute to the high incidence of obesity and obesity-related health problems in these communities.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 3,138 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

2007: 0.62 2009: 0.62 2011: 0.62

restaurants/1,000 population

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Stayed the same
Unit: restaurants/1,000 population
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Fast Food Restaurant Density  New

Value: 0.62 restaurants/1,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Palm Beach
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Environment / Built Environment
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the number of fast food restaurants per 1,000 population. These include limited-service establishments where people pay before eating.
Why this is important: 
Fast food is often high in fat and calories and lacking in recommended nutrients. Frequent consumption of these foods and an insufficient consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk of overweight and obesity. Individuals who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for serious health conditions, including coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes, multiple cancers, hypertension, stroke, premature death and other chronic conditions. Fast food outlets are more common in low-income neighborhoods and studies suggest that they strongly contribute to the high incidence of obesity and obesity-related health problems in these communities.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

2007: 0.62 2009: 0.62 2011: 0.62

restaurants/1,000 population

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home