Background: Efforts to reduce cardiometabolic disease often target individual-level risk factors. However, individual dietary behaviour and body mass index (BMI) may be influenced by the geographic patterning of food sources and local-area norms. Norms figure prominently in socio-behavioural theories yet spatial variations in norms have rarely been investigated in predicting individual health outcomes. This study assessed the contributions of fast-food availability and localarea norms for dietary behaviour and BMI to 10-year change in cardiometabolic risk.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Obesity Research and Clinical Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Carroll, S. J., Paquet, C., Howard, N. J., COFFEE, N. T., Adams, R. J., Taylor, A. W., NIYONSENGA, T., & DANIEL, M. (2014). Contributions of local-area fast-food availability and area-based weight and dietary norms to 10-year change in cardiometabolic risk. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 8(S1), 15. https://www.obesityresearchclinicalpractice.com/article/S1871-403X(14)00573-0/abstract