The Effect of a Multi-tiered Model for Reducing Obesity Risk Factors: Attitude and Behavior Change in a Rural Community
AbstractWhile there is increasing interest in reducing obesity, relatively few of these efforts focus on rural communities. A multi-tiered model to reduce obesity risk factors was developed and implemented to change food behavior and health awareness in a rural West Texas community over a one year period. This paper evaluates the project outcomes based on mean comparison of self-reported health behavior and attitude response before and after the intervention. Findings show a significant increase in, a) obesity as cancer risk awareness and b) food nutrition awareness. Also, increased food nutrition awareness should lead to reduced obesity over time as suggested by a regression analysis of obesity risk factors on BMI.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 143052.
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Body Mass Index; Cancer risk; Food Behavior; Health education; Multi-tier approach; Obesity; Rural community; Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession;
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- Richard A. Dunn, 2010. "The Effect of Fast-Food Availability on Obesity: An Analysis by Gender, Race, and Residential Location," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 92(4), pages 1149-1164.
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