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dc.contributor.authorCongdon, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-19T15:10:44Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-01en_US
dc.identifier.issn0343-2521en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/7459
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10708-014-9614-2
dc.description.abstract© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. This paper discusses measurement of the main dimensions of the urban environment that have been proposed as relevant to explaining geographic variations in obesity and inactivity. It considers urban sprawl, food access and exercise access as latent constructs, defined by sets of observed indicators for areas. In an application to 993 US metropolitan counties, the paper shows how these latent constructs may be incorporated in an ecological (area-scale) model, which recognizes spatial aspects in the patterning of both outcomes and environmental factors. Urban sprawl and area socioeconomic status emerge from regression modelling as leading influences on obesity and inactivity.en_US
dc.format.extent211 - 229en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGeoJournalen_US
dc.titleExplaining variations in obesity and inactivity between US metropolitan areasen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10708-014-9614-2en_US
pubs.issue2en_US
pubs.notesNo embargoen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume81en_US


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