Table 1

Demographic characteristics and tobacco retail measures of Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs) in New York City (n=188), 2017

MeanSDMinimumMaximum
Demographic characteristics*
  Total population size44 77122 00512 819134 523
  % Black, NH21.6025.350.1290.20
  % White, NH34.0728.170.5095.53
  % Hispanic28.1321.312.6688.01
  % Asian, NH13.2614.370.0570.54
  % Uninsured11.935.492.1339.68
  Median household income† ($)60 60526 18220 938170 766
  % Less than high school education‡19.5210.781.3954.62
  % Youth21.325.965.2948.05
Tobacco retail
  Retailer count (preban)42.9131.012272
  Retailer count (postban)40.2028.611238
  Density1 (preban)0.960.760.099.68
  Density2 (postban)0.900.680.058.47
  % Retailer density reduction§6.796.330.0050.00
  Absolute retailer density reduction¶0.060.100.001.21
  • *Gathered from the US Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

  • †Average median household income of the census tracts in each NTA.

  • ‡Among adults 25 years and older.

  • §Per cent change in number of tobacco retailers per 1000 population following the ban on tobacco sales in pharmacies.

  • ¶Absolute difference in the number of tobacco retailers per 1000 population following the ban on tobacco sales in pharmacies.

  • NH, non-Hispanic.