Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Avner Offer, Rachel Pechey, and Stanley Ulijaszek

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264980

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Spatial Analyses of Obesity and Poverty

Spatial Analyses of Obesity and Poverty

Chapter:
(p.83) Chapter 5 Spatial Analyses of Obesity and Poverty
Source:
Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies
Author(s):

Adam Drewnowski

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0005

Obesity in the United States is a socio-economic issue. Recent advances in geographic information system methodology can provide a better understanding of the impact of neighbourhood deprivation on access to healthy foods, diet quality and selected health outcomes. Whereas state-level Centers for Disease Control maps are still best known, newer approaches have mapped obesity at different levels of geographic aggregation: county, political district, zip code or census tract. This chapter examines data from the new Seattle Obesity Study, which permits the mapping of dietary behaviours and health outcomes at the property parcel tax level – the finest level of geographic resolution possible. Analysis suggests that food-consumption patterns also show a spatial distribution, broadly following the geographic distribution of wealth and social class.

Keywords:   obesity, geographic analysis, Seattle Obesity Study, food-consumption patterns, spatial distribution, wealth, social class

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.