Table 1 Summary Statistics of the Variables Used

From: Grocery food taxes and U.S. county obesity and diabetes rates

  Unit Mean S.D. Min Max
Health Outcomes
 Obesity rate (age-adjusted diagnosed) % 30.419 4.84 10.7 47.6
 Diabetes rate (age-adjusted diagnosed) % 9.305 2.122 3.4 19.4
Tax Variables
 Total grocery sales tax rate % 1.142 2.084 0.000 9.000
 Total restaurant sales tax rate % 6.036 1.686 0.000 9.933
 (1 + Grocery Tax)/(1 + Restaurant Tax)   0.340 0.328 0.093 1.000
Socioeconomic Variables
 Grocery stores per capital 1/1000 0.221 0.14 0.017 1.701
 Fast-food restaurants per capital 1/1000 0.616 0.198 0.044 1.964
 Full-service restaurants per capital 1/1000 0.781 0.414 0.042 3.995
 Cost per meal $ 2.775 0.306 1.956 5.113
 White   0.857 0.145 0.093 0.991
 Black   0.087 0.133 0.000 0.85
 Female   0.502 0.016 0.366 0.553
 Hispanic   0.085 0.12 0.004 0.957
 Income per capita 1000$ 39.014 10.899 18.768 199.241
 Employees’ share of total population   0.527 0.144 0.219 3.213
 Share of bachelor’s degree or higher of the 25-year- and-over population % 21.983 9.291 5.967 72.867
 Smoking rate % 20.599 5.096 3.167 42.160
 Drinking rate % 15.331 4.947 1.6 35.933
 Drug arrest rate   0.005 0.04 0.000 1.893
 DUI   0.006 0.034 0.000 1.886
 Counties: 1858; Obs.: 9779