Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Relationship between vegetable consumption, perceived neighborhood safety and body mass index
by Stolmeier, Amy Jo, M.H.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 42; 1520929
Abstract (Summary)

Several factors influence an individual's BMI including genetics, diet, and exercise. Each of those factors contains numerous elements which increase Body Mass Index (BMI) including stress, time, access, and education. Narrowing in on the factors and identifying the root cause of the issues will better prepare society to resolve the problem systemically and globally rather than on an individual basis. This thesis analyzes the relationship between vegetable consumption, perceived neighborhood safety and BMI using data collected in the 2009 Adult California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The data is limited to self-reported responses to height and weight which was then converted into BMI, the respondents' recollection of vegetables consumed in a month and the individuals' perception of neighborhood safety. The study is relevant in identifying root causes for increased BMI in California which can in turn reduce more significant health concerns and costs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition, Public health, Health care management
Publication Number: 1520929
ISBN: 978-1-267-70326-2
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