The urban built environment and obesity in New York City: a multilevel analysis.

@article{Rundle2007TheUB,
  title={The urban built environment and obesity in New York City: a multilevel analysis.},
  author={Andrew Rundle and Ana V Diez Roux and Lance M Free and Douglas R Miller and Kathryn M. Neckerman and C. I. Connolly J. B. Burns R. Weiss},
  journal={American journal of health promotion : AJHP},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 4 Suppl},
  pages={326-34}
}
PURPOSE To examine whether urban form is associated with body size within a densely-settled city. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis using multilevel modeling to relate body mass index (BMI) to built environment resources. SETTING Census tracts (n = 1989) within the five boroughs of New York City. SUBJECTS Adult volunteers (n = 13,102) from the five boroughs of New York City recruited between January 2000 and December 2002. MEASURES The dependent variable was objectively-measured BMI… CONTINUE READING