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Effects of the Built Environment, Crime and Food Prices on BMI, Activity and Eating.

The specific aims of this study are as follows:
1) To capitalize on the unique features of the Moving Toward Opportunity study to determine the influence of environmental factors, as measured by food prices, food outlet density, street connectivity, physical activity resources, crime and other characteristics, on three obesity-related outcomes: 1a) obesity; 1b) physical activity; and 1c) fruit and vegetable consumption.
2) To examine whether the effect of environmental factors on the three obesity-related outcomes differs by car ownership and education.