Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Obesity and Weight Control.
Overweight and Obesity Among School Bus Drivers in Rural Arkansas
Results of a study conducted from January-July 2017 providing data on the prevalence, risk factors, and perceptions of overweight and obesity among 45 bus drivers. Features demographic statistics and selected comments from focus group participants.
Author(s): Karen H. Kim Yeary, Xiaofei Chi, Shelly Lensing, et al. Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16 Date: 05/2019 Type: Document view details
Rural-Urban Variation in Weight Loss Recommendations Among US Older Adults with Arthritis and Obesity
Analyzes 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
(BRFSS) data to identify rural and urban differences in the
number of older adults with obesity and arthritis who
received weight loss recommendations (WLR) from healthcare
providers. Includes data from 5 states on WLR receipt
according to age, sex, education, race/ethnicity, income,
and population density.
Author(s): Mary Greaney, Steven Cohen, Christie Ward-Ritacco, Deborah Riebe Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(6), 946 Date: 03/2019 Type: Document view details
Body Mass Index Category Moderates the Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Diet Quality in Overweight and Obese Rural-Dwelling Adults.
Examines questionnaire responses from adults in rural
Kentucky to determine whether overall diet quality varies
according to body mass index (BMI) category and presence of
depressive symptoms in people with or at increased risk of
cardiovascular disease (CVD). Contains data comparing
healthy eating habits among depressed and non-depressed
individuals who are overweight or obese, including
breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity, marital status,
education, comorbidities, and other characteristics.
Author(s): Demetrius Abshire, Terry Lennie, Misook Chung, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 34(4), 377-387 Date: 09/2018 Type: Document view details
Weight Loss Success of Participants Residing in Rural and Urban Areas
Compares the weight loss outcomes of residents in rural and
urban areas of Arkansas and Vermont participating in an
on-line behavioral weight loss intervention, and assesses
any rural and urban differences in adherence to treatment
Author(s): Elise Mench, Delia West, Rebecca Krukowski, Jean Harvey Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 34(4), 396-400 Date: 09/2018 Type: Document view details