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Assessing the Role of Health Behaviors, Socioeconomic Status, and Cumulative Stress for Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obesity

Cuevas, Adolfo; Chen, Ruijia; Slopen, Natalie; Thurber, Katherine; Wilson, Norbert; Economos, Christina; Williams, David R


Objective: This study aimed to examine the explanatory role of health behaviors, socioeconomic position (SEP), and psychosocial stressors on racial/ethnic obesity disparities in a multiethnic and multiracial sample of adults. Methods: Using data from the Chicago Community Adult Health Study (2001-2003), Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition analysis was conducted to quantify the extent to which health behaviors (fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity), SEP, and cumulative stressors...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity
DOI: 10.1002/oby.22648


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