publication . Article . Preprint . 2013

Food environment and weight outcomes: a stochastic frontier approach

Xun Li; Rigoberto A. Lopez;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Applied Economics, volume 48, pages 4,526-4,537 (issn: 0003-6846, eissn: 1466-4283, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
ABSTRACTFood environment includes supermarkets, restaurants, warehouse clubs and supercentres and other food outlets. As such, it can affect weight outcomes through healthy food-access cost and availability, which in turn shape eating styles and habits. This article evaluates the impact of food environment on weight outcomes through a stochastic frontier approach (SFA) that comprehensively includes various components of the food environment. The model is estimated using body mass indexes (BMIs) as the dependent variable and demographics and food environment data from New England counties as explanatory variables. Empirical results indicate that supercentres and ...
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free text keywords: food environment, obesity, stochastic frontier, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety, Health Economics and Policy, I12,, Weight gain, medicine.symptom, medicine, Environmental health, Marketing, Food environment, New england, Frontier, Metropolitan area, Economics, Demographics, Variables, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Obesity, medicine.disease
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