Cross-national comparison of environmental and policy correlates of obesity in Europe.

  title={Cross-national comparison of environmental and policy correlates of obesity in Europe.},
  author={Borsika A Rabin and Tegan K Catlin Boehmer and Ross C. Brownson},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  volume={17 1},
BACKGROUND Despite the growing agreement that modern environments fuel increased food consumption and decreased physical activity, few studies have addressed environmental and policy correlates of obesity. This study describes obesity patterns across Europe and identifies macroenvironmental factors associated with obesity prevalence at a national level. METHODS Data on obesity prevalence and indicators of the physical, economic, and policy environment were assembled from international… CONTINUE READING

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