Supplemental nutrition assistance program and body weight outcomes: the role of economic contextual factors.

@article{Han2012SupplementalNA,
  title={Supplemental nutrition assistance program and body weight outcomes: the role of economic contextual factors.},
  author={Euna Han and Lisa M. Powell and Zeynep Isgor},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 12},
  pages={1874-81}
}
We explored the extent to which economic contextual factors moderated the association of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation with body mass index (BMI) among low-income adults whose family income (adjusted for family size) is less than 130% of the federal poverty guideline. We drew on individual-level data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics in the United States, including three waves of data in 1999, 2001, and 2003. Economic contextual data were drawn from the… CONTINUE READING
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