A1 Journal article – refereed
Neighborhood socioeconomic status and adherence to dietary recommendations among Finnish adults: A retrospective follow-up study

List of Authors: Hanna Lagström, Jaana I. Halonen, Ichiro Kawachi, Sari Stenholm, Jaana Pentti, Sakari Suominen, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Health and Place
Journal name in source: Health and Place
Volume number: 55
ISSN: 1353-8292
eISSN: 1873-2054


Neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with dietary habits among the residents, but few studies have examined this association separately among long-term residents and movers. We calculated cumulative neighborhood SES score weighted by residential time in each address over 6 years for non-movers (n = 7704) and movers (n = 8818) using national grid database. Increase in average neighborhood SES was associated with higher adherence to dietary recommendations in both groups. Among the movers, an upward trajectory from low to high neighborhood SES was also associated with better adherence. Our findings suggest high SES areas might offer healthier food environments than low SES areas.

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