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Food outlet accessibility
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Construct Name: Food outlet accessibility
Definition of Construct: Locations of the food supply (e.g., food stores, restaurants) and ease of getting to those locations. Can be measured based on where you live and where you work.
Related Content Area(s):
  • Environment
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
Theoretical Foundation: We selected Caspi’s adaptation of Penchansky and Thomas’s 1981 model (Caspi 2012) as a starting point, though consider accessibility to also encompass presence and number (counts) of food outlets within a given area based on prior studies (e.g., Apparacio 2008; Talen and Anselin 1998).
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Keywords: Density; Availability; Distance; Proximity; Food environment; Food access; Supermarket; Neighborhood
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(Last Updated: 2/12/2018 4:00:57 PM by Shannon Zenk)


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