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Do adolescents who live or go to school near fast-food restaurants eat more frequently from fast-food restaurants?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23064515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This population-based study examined whether residential or school neighborhood access to fast food restaurants is related to adolescents' eating frequency of fast food. A classroom-based survey of racially/ethnically diverse adolescents (n=2724) in 20 secondary schools in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota was used to assess eating frequency at five types of fast food restaurants. Black, Hispanic, and Native American adolescents lived near more fast food restaurants than white and Asian adolescents and also ate at fast food restaurants more often. After controlling for individual-level socio-demographics, adolescent males living near high numbers fast food restaurants ate more frequently from these venues compared to their peers.
Authors:
Ann Forsyth; Melanie Wall; Nicole Larson; Mary Story; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1261-1269     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. Electronic address: aforsyth@gsd.harvard.edu.edu.
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