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Are geographic regions with high income inequality associated with risk of abdominal weight gain?

Are geographic regions with high income inequality associated with risk of abdominal weight gain?

Social Science and Medicine 47(1): 1-6

This study used a US mail survey of 34 158 male and 42 741 female healthy-adult volunteers to examine the association between residence in geographic regions with relative income inequality and the likelihood of weight gain at the waist. Respondents came from 21 states that were characterized by the household income inequality (HII) index, a measure reflecting the proportion of total income received by the more well off 50% of households in the state.

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PMID: 9683373

DOI: 10.1016/s0277-9536(97)10081-8

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