Childhood Obesity and Neighborhood Characteristics

The Polis Center   (Indianapolis)

January 2003

Local report as part of NNIP cross-site project on health:

"Research suggests that environmental factors likely account for the dramatic increase in obesity

over the past ten years. This analysis examines environmental factors relating to socioeconomic

status or physical activity that may mediate obesity risk independent of individual-level factors,

such as race, gender, and age."

Related Cross-Site Project: