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Obesity and home value

2007-10-11 14:31:33.657532+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Home Value and ZIP Code Predict Obesity Rates

Property values proved to be the best predictor of obesity prevalence, Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D., of the University of Washington here, and colleagues reported online and in the September issue of Social Science & Medicine.

And, within a given ZIP code, each $100,000 increase in median home value was associated with a 2% decline in obesity prevalence (P<0.001), the researchers said.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-12 12:13:11.573116+00 by: petronius

Until Dr. Drewnowski factors astrological sign and hat size into the calculation, I find it inconclusive.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-12 16:15:01.554653+00 by: Dan Lyke

Grin. Also seems like an awfully small geographic area to sample.