Tracking Spatial Health Patterns with Geographic Variation in Grocery Purchasing
Posted: 10 Sep 2019
Date Written: September 3, 2019
We examine geographic variation in aggregate health measures and correlate them with market level food purchasing indices. After controlling for various household characteristics, we find associations not unlike those detailed in the nutritional epidemiology literature. However, the modeling procedures are preliminary and are noisy in their correlation estimates.
Keywords: Food markets, Health, Nutritional epidemiology
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