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Spatial Analyses of Obesity and Poverty

Adam Drewnowski

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

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 ... More


Analytic Epidemiologic Designs in Obesity Research

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews analytic epidemiologic study designs and research into the consequences and determinants of obesity. These include ecological studies, cross-sectional studies, case-control ... More


Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence and Causal Inference in Obesity Research

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses key conceptual issues related to interpretation of epidemiologic evidence and inferences of causation in obesity research. It begins by discussing the role of randomized ... More


Dietary Assessment Methods

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by discussing the strengths and limitations of various dietary assessment methods—24-hour recall, food records, diet history, food-frequency questionnaires (FFQs), and ... More


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