Effects of proximate foreclosed properties on individuals' weight gain in Massachusetts, 1987-2008.

@article{Arcaya2013EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of proximate foreclosed properties on individuals' weight gain in Massachusetts, 1987-2008.},
  author={Mariana C. Arcaya and M Maria M Glymour and Prabal Chakrabarti and Nicholas A. Christakis and Ichiro Kawachi and S. V. Subramanian},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={103 9},
  pages={e50-6}
}
OBJECTIVES We assessed the extent to which living near foreclosed properties is associated with individuals' subsequent weight gain. METHODS We linked health and address information on 2068 Framingham Offspring Cohort members (7830 assessments) across 5 waves (1987-2008) to records of all Massachusetts foreclosures during that period. We used counts of lender-owned foreclosed properties within 100 meters of participants' homes to predict body mass index (BMI; defined as weight in kilograms… CONTINUE READING
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