Local food outlets, weight status, and dietary intake: associations in children aged 9-10 years

Amy Jennings, Ailsa Welch, Andy P Jones, Flo Harrison, Graham Bentham, Esther M F van Sluijs, Simon J Griffin, Aedín Cassidy

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Abstract

The rising prevalence of childhood obesity is a key public health issue worldwide. Limited evidence suggests that there may be interactions between environmental factors at a neighborhood level and the development of obesity, with the availability and accessibility of food outlets being potentially important.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-410
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Weight
  • Child
  • Commerce
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diet
  • Diet Records
  • England
  • Female
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Restaurants

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