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Table 3 Summary of within-study pairwise comparisons of availability versus accessibility measures

From: Food environments and dietary intakes among adults: does the type of spatial exposure measurement matter? A systematic review

Pairwise comparison Total Measure with greatest effect size (percentage of total)
Count versus proximity 100 Count (75%)
Count road network buffer
Proximity road network distance
78 Count road network buffer (77%)
Count Euclidean buffer
Proximity road network distance
19 Count Euclidean buffer (79%)
Count road network buffer
Proximity Euclidean distance
3 Proximity Euclidean distance (100%)
Presence versus proximity 23 Presence (74%)
Presence road network buffer
Proximity road network distance
12 Presence road network buffer (100%)
Presence Euclidean buffer
Proximity road network distance
7 Presence Euclidean buffer (71%)
Presence Euclidean buffer
Proximity Euclidean distance
4 Proximity Euclidean distance (100%)
Continuous density versus proximity 18 Continuous density (89%)
Proximity road network distance
Euclidean kernel density estimation
18 Euclidean kernel density estimation (89%)
Relative density versus proximity 25 Density Euclidean buffer/10,000 population (76%)
Density Euclidean buffer/10,000 population
Proximity Euclidean distance
18 Density Euclidean buffer/10,000 population (67%)
Density Euclidean buffer/10,000 population
Proximity road network distance
7 Proximity road network distance (100%)
Relative density versus average proximity 7 Average proximity (100%)
Density Euclidean buffer/10,000 population
Average proximity road network distance
7 Average proximity road network distance (100%)
Variety versus proximity 2 Variety and proximity (50%)
Variety road network buffer
Proximity road network distance
2 50%
RFEI versus proximity 1 Proximity (100%)
RFEI Euclidean buffer
Proximity road network distance
1 Proximity road network distance (100%)
  1. Dunn (2012) [43] did not report on the technique used to determine proximity, count within a 1 mile buffer, and count within a 3 mile buffer. Therefore, these associations (n = 3) were excluded from the table