Grocery Store Access and the Food Insecurity–Obesity Paradox

  title={Grocery Store Access and the Food Insecurity–Obesity Paradox},
  author={Thomas James Christian},
  journal={Journal of Hunger \& Environmental Nutrition},
  pages={360 - 369}
  • T. Christian
  • Published 31 August 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition
This research tests for an association between grocery store access and paradoxical occurrences of coexisting obesity and food insecurity. Approximately 5000 respondents from the US Centers for Disease Control Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System's Social Context Module were matched to grocery access measures constructed by the Department of Agriculture. Bivariate probit regression analysis models the probability of obesity conditional on food insecurity. Results indicate that each… 
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