Changes in smoking, sports participation and overweight: does neighborhood prevalence matter?

  title={Changes in smoking, sports participation and overweight: does neighborhood prevalence matter?},
  author={David J Blok and Sake J. de Vlas and Pepijn van Empelen and Jan Hendrik Richardus and Frank J van Lenthe},
  journal={Health & place},
We investigated whether the prevalence of health-related behaviors and overweight in neighborhoods is associated with changes in smoking, sports participation and overweight over 13 years of follow-up in Dutch adults residing in 86 neighborhoods of Eindhoven in 1991. We showed that living in neighborhoods with a high prevalence of non-smoking, no sports participation and overweight increased the odds of quitting smoking, quitting sports and becoming overweight. After adjustments for age, gender… CONTINUE READING
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