Bodor, Rice, Farley, Swalm & Rose, 2010
Food retailer counts were created by summing the total number of each food store type and fast food establishment within this 2 km neighborhood. Hierarchical linear models assessed associations between access to food retailers and obesity status.After adjusting for individual characteristics, each additional supermarket in a respondent’s neighborhood was associated with a reduced odds for obesity (OR0.93, 95% CI 0.88-0.99). Fast food restaurant (OR 1.01, 95% CI 1.00-1.02) and convenience store (OR 1.01, 95% CI 1.00-1.02) access were each predictive of greater obesity odds. An individual’s access to food stores and fast food restaurants may play a part in determining weight status.