Linking Obesity and Socioeconomic Status: Are the ...

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Linking Obesity and Socioeconomic Status: Are the Poor Fatter?

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Hinman, Alyson
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Woods, Christopher
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Sellars, Rebecca
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Therriault, Erin
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Hampe, Dr. Gary
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University of Wyoming
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2009-05-14

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Our research examines the relationship between socioeconomic status and obesity. The United States is plagued with a rising obesity rate. The exponential rate of obesity within the past few decades is largely due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. However, the definition for who is considered obese is rather vague due to three existing and sometimes conflicting viewpoints. These viewpoints include medical, cultural, and governmental. In examining these three viewpoints, one finds a specific trend in American society. , suggesting that lower class individuals are more likely to be overweight than individuals of an upper class. This study utilizes data from the National Health Survey in 2006 Study #20861, accessed from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research 20861 in order to analyze obesity as measured by the Body Mass Index. Important environmental factors, specifically including one’s lifestyle, social class, class culture, age, and gender directly influence obesity in all socioeconomic statuses, especially the rate of obesity among the lower class.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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socioeconomic status

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obesity

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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