Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2012

Journal or Book Title

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

94

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

331

Last Page

337

DOI

10.1093/ajae/aar101

Abstract

Over the past thirty-five years, the U.S. adult obesity rate has more than doubled from roughly 15% to 35%, reflecting a general diffusion of obesity across all segments of the adult population (USDHHS). Obesity is a concern because it increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and most forms of cancer, except for lung. Earlier studies of obesity of U.S. adults have largely focused on data in a single cross-section or one round of a panel survey. Chen and Huffman (2010) show that food and drink prices significantly affect U.S. women’s probability of being obese but not for men. However, the impact of individual food and drink prices are not always as expected.

Comments

This article is from American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94 (2012): 331, doi: 10.1093/ajae/aar101.

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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