Table 3 Regression Results of Health Outcomes on Grocery to Restaurant Sales Taxes Ratio

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

Dependent variable: Obesity Prevalence (unit: %, mean: 30.419, S.D.: 4.840) Diabetes Prevalence (unit: %, mean: 9.305, S.D.: 2.122)
  Obesity Diabetes
  1 2 3 4 5 6
Tax Ratio: (1 + Grocery Tax)/(1 + Restaurant Tax) 2.639 5.144*** 4.760*** 1.498 1.603*** 1.296**
(1.721) (1.263) (1.169) (1.026) (0.594) (0.571)
Observations 9779 9779 9779 9779 9779 9779
R-squared 0.036 0.909 0.910 0.028 0.927 0.928
Period FE (m_period = 6) Y Y Y Y Y Y
County FE (m_county = 1858)    Y    Y
Controls   Y Y   Y Y
  1. Note: Standard errors are in parentheses. *, **, and *** denote statistically significance at the 10, 5, and 1% levels, respectively