Identifying Obesogenic Communities in the U.S.: An Urban-Rural Comparison
The goals of this study were to:
- Model and map the obesogenic environment at a local (county and Census tract) level using geographic information systems (GIS)
- Compare obesogenic environment scores across levels of rurality
- Explore associations between obesogenic environment scores and childhood obesity rates overall and by urban/rural status.
Development of a Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
The purposes of this study were to describe the development of a childhood obesogenic environment index and examine differences in obesogenic environment index values by rurality and region across the U.S.