Development of a National Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index in the United States: Differences by Region and Rurality
Details the formation of a childhood obesogenic environment index (COEI), which was used to identify rural, urban, and other geographic differences in environmental factors associated with obesity. Variables used to calculate COEI scores include availability of fast-food restaurants, farmers markets, grocery stores, and other related facilities; access to exercise opportunities; violent crime; walkability; and more. Includes county-level data on COEI scores across the U.S.
Andrew Kaczynski, Jan Eberth, Ellen Stowe, et al.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(83)
Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data