Estimating the Effect of Mobility and Food Choice on Obesity

Obesity in the United States is a complex, multi-dimensional problem that requires a variety of possible solutions ranging from changes in individual behaviors related to food and physical activity, changes in the food and built environment, and changes in public policy. The literature reveals a wide variety of studies ranging from the fields of medicine and nutrition to economics and public policy. Methods vary across studies, as do measurements of relevant variables. However, the literature lacks models where food choice, mobility, and obesity are simultaneously incorporated in the context of a rural environment. This report contributes to the literature by employing a social-ecological model to estimate obesity on a regional scale. The model simultaneously assesses individual relationships with food choice, active mobility, and motorized mobility amid the characteristics of their built environment.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01535711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UVM TRC Report # 14-015
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2014 2:35PM