Tracking Spatial Health Patterns with Geographic Variation in Grocery Purchasing

Posted: 10 Sep 2019

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Jeffrey Young

Murray State University - Hutson School of Agriculture - Agribusiness

Date Written: September 3, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Young, Jeffrey, Tracking Spatial Health Patterns with Geographic Variation in Grocery Purchasing (September 3, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3446933

Jeffrey Young (Contact Author)

Murray State University - Hutson School of Agriculture - Agribusiness ( email )

Murray, KY 42071-0009
United States

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