Store and restaurant advertising and health of public housing residents

Katie M. Heinrich, Dongmei Li, Gail R. Regan, Hugh H. Howard, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, Rebecca E. Lee

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine relationships between food and beverage signs and health. Methods: In 12 public housing neighborhoods, food and alcohol signs were counted for stores and restaurants. Health and demographic data were from 373 adults. Results: Multilevel modeling showed higher BMI was related to more store and restaurant alcohol signs, higher blood pressure, nonsmokers, and females. Higher dietary fat consumption was related to more store and restaurant alcohol and fewer lowcalorie healthy signs, lower fruit consumption, fewer minutes walked, and white and Hispanic/Latino ethnicity. Conclusions: Signs in stores and restaurants are related to BMI and dietary fat consumption among residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-74
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2012

Keywords

  • Advertising
  • Body mass index
  • Diet
  • Public housing
  • Walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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