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Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis: objectives and design.
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis was initiated in July 2000 to investigate the prevalence, correlates, and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a population-basedExpand
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Neighborhoods and health
Features of neighborhoods or residential environments may affect health and contribute to social and race/ethnic inequalities in health. The study of neighborhood health effects has grownExpand
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Neighborhood characteristics associated with the location of food stores and food service places.
BACKGROUND Although the relationship between diet and disease is well established, sustainable dietary changes that would affect risk for disease have been difficult to achieve. Whereas individualExpand
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Neighborhood of residence and incidence of coronary heart disease.
BACKGROUND Where a person lives is not usually thought of as an independent predictor of his or her health, although physical and social features of places of residence may affect health andExpand
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The contextual effect of the local food environment on residents' diets: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study.
OBJECTIVES We studied the association between the local food environment and residents' report of recommended dietary intake. METHODS Recommended intakes of foods and nutrients for 10 623Expand
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Supermarkets, other food stores, and obesity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study.
BACKGROUND Obesity is a leading public health concern, and although environmental factors have been hypothesized to play a role in the prevention of obesity, little empirical data exist to documentExpand
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Investigating neighborhood and area effects on health.
The past few years have witnessed an explosion of interest in neighborhood or area effects on health. Several types of empiric studies have been used to examine possible area or neighborhood effects,Expand
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Assessing the measurement properties of neighborhood scales: from psychometrics to ecometrics.
Most studies examining the relation between residential environment and health have used census-derived measures of neighborhood socioeconomic position (SEP). There is a need to identify specificExpand
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Associations between Recent Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Blood Pressure in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
Background Blood pressure (BP) may be implicated in associations observed between ambient particulate matter and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study examined cross-sectionalExpand
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Availability of recreational resources and physical activity in adults.
OBJECTIVES Using data from a large cohort of adults aged 45 to 84 years-old, we investigated whether availability of recreational resources is related to physical activity levels. METHODS Data fromExpand
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