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Obesity among working age adults: The role of county-level persistent poverty in rural disparities.
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PMID:  21665515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Little research has investigated the relationship between county-level poverty and obesity rates. We examined the factors related to obesity among residents of Rural Persistent Poverty counties, finding that these counties had a larger proportion of obese residents (34.5%) than Other Rural (28.4%) or Urban counties (24.9%). In adjusted analysis, the statistically significant association between persistent poverty and obesity was attenuated. Both individual characteristics (race, age) and county-level food availability and access factors were found to be significantly related to obesity. Improved access to quality food may be beneficial to residents of impoverished areas.
Kevin J Bennett; Janice C Probst; Chaiporn Pumkam
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Columbia, SC.
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