|Title||Longitudinal state-level effects on change in body mass index among middle-aged and older adults in the USA|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Chen, C-C, Seo, D-C, Lin, H-C|
|Journal||Health Education Journal|
|Keywords||BMI, Eating habits, Gender Differences, Health Trajectories, Regional associations, Socioeconomic factors|
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine the effects of state-level socioeconomic status (SES), the density of fast food restaurants and walking to work on body mass index (BMI) among US adults aged 50 years and older. The study sought further to account for the interaction effects of three different hierarchical levels of variables, including time-varying variables and time-invariant variables such as individual and state-level variables. Confounding related to environmental/neighbourhood effects was controlled for through sample selection.
|Short Title||Health Education Journal|