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The Food Environment and Student Weight Status, Los Angeles County, 2008-2009

Health District Population per Square Mile Corner Stores per Square Mile Fast Food Restaurants per Square Mile
Compton 10,484.8 5.5 4.5
East LA 8,561.4 6.2 4.9
East Valley 2,187.2 1.1 1.1
El Monte 6,994.1 3.6 3.2
Foothill 631.9 0.2 0.4
Glendale 5,630.1 2.8 3.9
Alhambra 8,604.3 3.3 3.9
Harbor 1,117.6 0.5 0.5
Hollywood-Wilshire 14,718.9 9.7 8.8
Inglewood 10,701.7 5.6 5.9
Long Beach 8,937.0 5.0 5.2
Northeast 11,359.2 6.6 4.0
Antelope Valley 200.0 0.1 0.1
Pasadena 5,634.2 2.1 3.7
Pomona 3,988.2 1.3 2.0
San Antonio 11,725.0 7.0 5.8
Bellflower 8,866.8 3.9 6.0
San Fernando 755.2 0.3 0.5
South 15,278.1 10.8 4.0
Southeast 18,791.7 19.0 5.6
Southwest 13,722.0 8.5 5.8
Torrance 6,453.6 2.9 4.8
West 3,228.9 1.4 2.1
West Valley 4,074.9 1.7 2.7
Central 10934.8 10.2 8.2
Whittier 5,164.3 2.3 3.0

Figure. Density of population, corner stores, and fast food restaurants in the 26 Los Angeles County health districts. Data on food outlets are from Dun & Bradstreet (26). Population data are from the US Census Bureau (http://factfinder2.census.gov).

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