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Importance of Time and Place in the US Obesity Epidemic

dc.contributor.advisorSchlundt, David G.
dc.contributor.authorTowner, Courtney
dc.descriptionThis cross-sectional study utilized BRFSS and US census data to create Hierarchical Linear Models (HLM) with three levels. Level 1 was individual differences, level 2 was time, and level 3 was place. The HLM models were constructed to review BMI and obesity (BMI30). High BMI as well as obesity were associated with low income, lack of college education, and race/ethnicity. The results show that obesity rates are increasing over time, with the rate of increase starting to slow. They also show differences in the prevalence of obesity by place. These findings have implications for the treatment and prevention of obesity in the United States. PSY 296B, Senior Thesis, Dr. David Schlundt.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.subjectHLM modelsen_US
dc.subject.lcshObesity -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshObesity -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshObesity -- Risk factorsen_US
dc.titleImportance of Time and Place in the US Obesity Epidemicen_US
dc.title.alternativeTime and Place in Obesityen_US
dc.title.alternativeImportance of Time & Place in the US Obesity Epidemicen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts & Scienceen_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychological Sciencesen_US

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