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.
|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|
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