An ecological study of the relationship between social and environmental determinants of obesity

Reidpath, Daniel D., Burns, Cate, Garrard, Jan, Mahoney, Mary and Townsend, Mardie 2002, An ecological study of the relationship between social and environmental determinants of obesity, Health & place, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 141-145.

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Title An ecological study of the relationship between social and environmental determinants of obesity
Author(s) Reidpath, Daniel D.
Burns, Cate
Garrard, Jan
Mahoney, Mary
Townsend, Mardie
Journal name Health & place
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 141
End page 145
Publisher Elsevier Science
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2002-06
ISSN 1353-8292
Keyword(s) obesity
social determinant
environmental determinant
socioeconomic status
Summary There is growing concern with the increasing prevalence of obesity in industrialised countries, a trend that is more apparent in the poor than in the rich. In an ecological study, the relationship between an area measure of socioeconomic status (SES) and the density of fast-food outlets was examined as one possible explanation for the phenomenon. It was found that there was a dose-response between SES and the density of fast-food outlets, with people living in areas from the poorest SES category having 2.5 times the exposure to outlets than people in the wealthiest category. The findings are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Elsevier Science
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001699

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health Sciences
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