Obesity in the South
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More than 30% of adults in the United States are obese. Some studies focus on physical access and suggest that there is a significant association between physical access and health outcomes. However, little attention is given to subjective measures of food access, like consumer perceptions about access to food. This study examines the relationship among subjective measures of food access and obesity in the southern region of the United States. The research presented here specifically examines the ranked significance among independent variables of interest and obesity using a stepwise binary logistic regression model. Results show a positive and significant relationship between stress about having enough money to buy a nutritious meal and obesity. The relationship remains significant when other variables of interest are added to the regression model.