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Association of community food environment and obesity among US adults: a geographical information system analysis
  1. Meifang Chen1,
  2. Thomas Creger2,
  3. Virginia Howard3,
  4. Suzanne E Judd4,
  5. Kathy F Harrington5,
  6. Kevin R Fontaine5
  1. 1 Department of Public Health, California State University, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. 2 Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  3. 3 Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  4. 4 Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  5. 5 Department of Health Behavior, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr. Meifang Chen, Department of Public Health, California State University, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA; mchen62{at}calstatela.edu

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  • Contributors MC conceived the study, conducted literature review, analysed data and drafted the initial article. KRF supervised the progress of the entire project and provided editorial support. TC provided GIS consultation. VH and SEJ provided support in obtaining access to REGARDS dataset. VH and KFH provided editorial support.

  • Funding This study was funded by the Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research (U54MD008176).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Permission and approval were obtained from the REGARDS study executive committee and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Institutional Review Board, respectively, to conduct this study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors MC conceived the study, conducted literature review, analysed data and drafted the initial article. KRF supervised the progress of the entire project and provided editorial support. TC provided GIS consultation. VH and SEJ provided support in obtaining access to REGARDS dataset. VH and KFH provided editorial support.

  • Funding This study was funded by the Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research (U54MD008176).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Permission and approval were obtained from the REGARDS study executive committee and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Institutional Review Board, respectively, to conduct this study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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