Socioeconomic and food-related physical characteristics of the neighbourhood environment are associated with body mass index.

OBJECTIVE To determine whether socioeconomic and food-related physical characteristics of the neighbourhood are associated with body mass index (BMI; kg/m(2)) independently of individual-level sociodemographic and behavioural characteristics. DESIGN AND METHODS Observational study using (1) individual-level data previously gathered in five cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING