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A spatial econometric analysis of adult obesity: Evidence from Canada

TitleA spatial econometric analysis of adult obesity: Evidence from Canada
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHajizadeh, M., M. Campbell K., and Sarma S.
JournalApplied Spatial Analysis and Policy
Pages1 - 35
Keywordsbody mass index, canada, heterogeneity spatial panel-data analysis, obesity
Abstract

This paper examines spatial pattern of adult obesity in Canada from 2000/01 to 2009/10, and analyzes factors associated with obesity and body mass index (BMI). The analysis is based on a panel data set constructed at the health region (HR) level using five confidential Canadian Community Health Surveys. We found that obesity rates are not distributed randomly across HRs in Canada (Moran's I, 2000/01: 0.501 and 2009/10: 0.659 [p

URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2fs12061-015-9151-5
DOI10.1007/s12061-015-9151-5
Document URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2fs12061-015-9151-5