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# Fast Food & Convenience Stores per Square Mile

Short Definition: # fast food, take-out, bar restaurants, and convenience stores per square mile

Long Definition:

Number of restaurants per square mile within a city or town identified as fast food service, convenience stores, take-out only, bar, lounge, or tavern. Data are from the Rhode Island food licensing data.

Agency Source: Health

Time Period(s):
Calendar Year 2013

Geographies: RI Municipalities

Data Type: Numeric

Purpose:

This indicator helps us to track the likelihood that a city or town contains a "food swamp" as part of the Rhode Island Healthy Communities Plan Performance Measures.

Limitations:

Geocoding yielded a 94% match rate. Some food establishments could not be geocoded due to incomplete address information. This will result in a suppression of fast food and convenience store densities in some places.

Universe: Land area in Rhode Island municipalities

Tags: Healthy Communities, Health


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