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A national study of the association between neighbourhood access to fast-food outlets and the diet and weight of local residents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18499502     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Differential locational access to fast-food retailing between neighbourhoods of varying socioeconomic status has been suggested as a contextual explanation for the social distribution of diet-related mortality and morbidity. This New Zealand study examines whether neighbourhood access to fast-food outlets is associated with individual diet-related health outcomes. Travel distances to the closest fast-food outlet (multinational and locally operated) were calculated for all neighbourhoods and appended to a national health survey. Residents in neighbourhoods with the furthest access to a multinational fast-food outlet were more likely to eat the recommended intake of vegetables but also be overweight. There was no association with fruit consumption. Access to locally operated fast-food outlets was not associated with the consumption of the recommended fruit and vegetables or being overweight. Better neighbourhood access to fast-food retailing is unlikely to be a key contextual driver for inequalities in diet-related health outcomes in New Zealand.
Jamie Pearce; Rosemary Hiscock; Tony Blakely; Karen Witten
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-04-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1353-8292     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-05     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-7     Citation Subset:  T    
GeoHealth Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8020, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Food Supply*
Geographic Information Systems
Health Status Disparities
Health Surveys
Middle Aged
New Zealand
Residence Characteristics*
Weight Gain*
Young Adult

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