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Structural violence, urban retail food markets, and low birth weight.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17928255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper investigates urban retail food markets and health in Syracuse, New York. A structured observational analysis found that a majority of corner markets do not sell fresh produce or low fat dairy products, but conduct a lively business selling lottery tickets, cigarettes, and liquor. A comparison of census tracts with and without access to supermarkets that sell fresh produce and other healthy food found that pregnant women living in proximity to a supermarket had significantly fewer low birth weight births than other pregnant women regardless of income level.
Sandra D Lane; Robert H Keefe; Robert Rubinstein; Brooke A Levandowski; Noah Webster; Donald A Cibula; Adwoa K Boahene; Olabisi Dele-Michael; Darlene Carter; Tanika Jones; Martha Wojtowycz; Jessica Brill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1353-8292     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-03     Completed Date:  2008-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-23     Citation Subset:  T    
Health and Wellness, Syracuse University, New York 13244 1230, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Commerce / economics,  trends*
Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology*
Food Supply / economics*
Health Status Disparities*
Infant, Newborn
Logistic Models
Minority Groups
New York / epidemiology
Residence Characteristics
Urban Population*

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