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An ecological study of the relationship between social and environmental determinants of obesity
journal contributionposted on 2002-06-01, 00:00 authored by Daniel Reidpath, Catherine Burns, Jan Garrard, Mary Mahoney, Mardie TownsendMardie Townsend
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.
JournalHealth & place
Pagination141 - 145
LocationNew York, N.Y.
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2002, Elsevier Science
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