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Interplay of Socioeconomic Status and Supermarket Distance Is Associated with Excess Obesity Risk: A UK Cross-Sectional Study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, October 2017
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Title
Interplay of Socioeconomic Status and Supermarket Distance Is Associated with Excess Obesity Risk: A UK Cross-Sectional Study
Published in
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, October 2017
DOI 10.3390/ijerph14111290
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Authors

Thomas Burgoine, Joreintje Mackenbach, Jeroen Lakerveld, Nita Forouhi, Simon Griffin, Søren Brage, Nicholas Wareham, Pablo Monsivais

Abstract

U.S. policy initiatives have sought to improve health through attracting neighborhood supermarket investment. Little evidence exists to suggest that these policies will be effective, in particular where there are socioeconomic barriers to healthy eating. We measured the independent associations and combined interplay of supermarket access and socioeconomic status with obesity. Using data on 9702 UK adults, we employed adjusted regression analyses to estimate measured BMI (kg/m²), overweight (25 ≥ BMI < 30) and obesity (≥30), across participants' highest educational attainment (three groups) and tertiles of street network distance (km) from home location to nearest supermarket. Jointly-classified models estimated combined associations of education and supermarket distance, and relative excess risk due to interaction (RERI). Participants farthest away from their nearest supermarket had higher odds of obesity (OR 1.33, 95% CI: 1.11, 1.58), relative to those living closest. Lower education was also associated with higher odds of obesity. Those least-educated and living farthest away had 3.39 (2.46-4.65) times the odds of being obese, compared to those highest-educated and living closest, with an excess obesity risk (RERI = 0.09); results were similar for overweight. Our results suggest that public health can be improved through planning better access to supermarkets, in combination with interventions to address socioeconomic barriers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 21%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 10 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 20%
Social Sciences 14 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 11%
Psychology 8 9%
Environmental Science 4 5%
Other 16 19%
Unknown 17 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 56. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 December 2019.
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