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Associations between Body Mass Index, Shopping Behaviors, Amenity Density, and Characteristics of the Neighborhood Food Environment among Female Adult Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participants in Eastern North Carolina.
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PMID:  23082922     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We examined associations between body mass index (BMI) and the food environment among adult female Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants (N = 197) in eastern North Carolina. Food venue proximity to residential addresses was calculated using a geographic information system. Walk Score was used as a measure of amenity density. Correlation and linear regression analyses were used to examine associations between BMI and distance to and use of food venues, and residential amenity density. Frequency of supercenter use was significantly inversely associated with distance to supercenters. Walk Score was significantly inversely associated with BMI. BMI was not associated with distance to or use of any particular food venue. Future studies should examine specific health-promoting elements of amenity-dense neighborhoods accessible to limited-income populations.
Authors:
Stephanie B Jilcott Pitts; Jared T McGuirt; Lucas J Carr; Qiang Wu; Thomas C Keyserling
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology of food and nutrition     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1543-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecol Food Nutr     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0315073     Medline TA:  Ecol Food Nutr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  526-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Department of Public Health , East Carolina University , Greenville , North Carolina , USA.
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