Neighborhood socioeconomic conditions, built environments, and childhood obesity.

@article{Singh2010NeighborhoodSC,
  title={Neighborhood socioeconomic conditions, built environments, and childhood obesity.},
  author={Gopal K Singh and Mohammad Siahpush and Michael D. Kogan},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={503-12}
}
We examine the impact of neighborhood socioeconomic conditions and "built environments" on obesity and overweight prevalence among U.S. children and adolescents using the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health. The odds of a child's being obese or overweight were 20-60 percent higher among children in neighborhoods with the most unfavorable social conditions such as unsafe surroundings; poor housing; and no access to sidewalks, parks, and recreation centers than among children not facing… CONTINUE READING
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