Exploring the social and spatial context of adult obesity in Aotearoa New Zealand: A spatial microsimulation approach
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PhD thesis in Geography, University of Canterbury
In this thesis, the author uses spatial microsimulation modelling to combine detailed microdata from the New Zealand Health Survey with small area census data, and generate obesity estimates at a neighbourhood level. The author describes three key findings: obesity is clustered into a subset of areas, primarily associated with high deprivation mediated by age and ethnicity; the obesity rates estimated for small areas, ranged from 15.3% to 67.2%; projections for 2018 and 2023 predict small changes in obesity rates but a widening of obesity-related health inequities. The author discusses the implications of these findings and their usefulness in informing policy.
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This thesis is available to read in full text at: http://hdl.handle.net/10092/15643