chapter  7
26 Pages

Measurement and Analytical Issues Involved in the Estimation of the Effects of Local Food Environments on Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes

WithLatetia V. Moore, Ana V. Diez-Roux

Small area variations in morbidity, mortality and health related behavior have been documented consistently during the last 150 years in many countries…. If we observe differences in health between places, these differences could be because of difference in the kinds of people who live in these places (a compositional explanation), or because of differences between the places (a contextual explanation).