Change over time in wealth approximated by relative residential location factor is associated with changes over time in body mass index and waist circumference

Neil COFFEE, Natasha J Howard, Catherine Paquet, Anne W Taylor, Robert Adams, Graeme Hugo, Mark DANIEL, Theo NIYONSENGA

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Background: Obesity remains a pressing public health problem. Globally, 37% of men and 38% of women are overweight or obese. Over the last three decades, Australasia has outpaced other regions of the world with the largest absolute increase in adult obesity. Obesity is inversely associated with measures of socioeconomic status (SES) including education, or income. Fewer studies have its relationship to wealth. In cross-sectional population studies, a recently developed, novel spatial property wealth indicator, relative location factor (RLF) was shown to be associated with body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WAISTC). This 10-year longitudinal study evaluated whether RLF trajectory was associated with trajectories of BMI and WAISTC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-75
Number of pages2
JournalObesity Research and Clinical Practice
Issue numberSuppl 1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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