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Importance of Time and Place in the US Obesity Epidemic

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dc.contributor.advisor Schlundt, David G.
dc.contributor.author Towner, Courtney
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-21T13:12:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-21T13:12:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4541
dc.description This cross-sectional study utilized BRFSS and US census data to create Hierarchical Linear Models (HLM) with three levels. Level 1 was individual differences, level 2 was time, and level 3 was place. The HLM models were constructed to review BMI and obesity (BMI30). High BMI as well as obesity were associated with low income, lack of college education, and race/ethnicity. The results show that obesity rates are increasing over time, with the rate of increase starting to slow. They also show differences in the prevalence of obesity by place. These findings have implications for the treatment and prevention of obesity in the United States. PSY 296B, Senior Thesis, Dr. David Schlundt. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.subject BRFSS en_US
dc.subject BMI en_US
dc.subject HLM models en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity -- United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity -- Risk factors en_US
dc.title Importance of Time and Place in the US Obesity Epidemic en_US
dc.title.alternative Time and Place in Obesity en_US
dc.title.alternative Importance of Time & Place in the US Obesity Epidemic en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science en_US
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US


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