Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12105/11739
Small area influences on the individual unhealthy lifestyle behaviors: A multilevel analysis of discriminatory accuracy.
Galan, Iñaki ISCIII | Rodriguez-Blazquez, Carmen ISCIII | Simon Mendez, Lorena ISCIII | Ortiz Burgos, Cristina ISCIII | Lopez-Cuadrado, Teresa ISCIII | Merlo, Juan
Health Place . 2021 Jan 15;67:102506.
We estimated the discriminatory power of area of residence (census tract) on the prevalence of main risk factors for chronic diseases. Results, based on a sample of 21,007 participants from the 2011-2012 National Health Survey of Spain, show a differential influence of the geosocial environment on the four health risk factors. Accounting for census tracts substantially increases the discriminatory power regarding at-risk alcohol consumption, unbalanced diet, and leisure-time sedentarism but not tobacco consumption. However, the socioeconomic characteristics of the tracts played a minor role. Further research on the specific geosocial contextual variables explaining variability in these risk factors is necessary.
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