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Author: Scarinci, Isabel C.
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1. Wolfe, Joseph D.
Baker, Elizabeth H.
Scarinci, Isabel C.
Wealth and Obesity Among US Adults Entering Midlife
Obesity 27,12 (December 2019): 2067-2075.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Gender Differences; Home Ownership; Net Worth; Obesity; Racial Differences; Wealth

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Objective: This study examines the relationship between wealth and obesity among adults entering midlife and whether this relationship varies by sex, race, and measure of wealth.

Methods: The data were obtained from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY‐79). Population‐averaged models were used to examine the associations between multiple measures of wealth and obesity among 6,979 respondents while controlling for education, occupation, income, and relevant sociodemographic variables.

Results: The analysis found a robust association between wealth and midlife obesity as well as heterogeneity in the wealth‐obesity association across sex, race, and measure of wealth. With the exception of black men, net worth generally had a significant and inverse relationship with obesity. The net worth-obesity association was largest among women and was driven primarily by home value, in addition to savings and debt for black women. Although home value was significant for white men, the components of wealth were generally unrelated to obesity among men.

Bibliography Citation
Wolfe, Joseph D., Elizabeth H. Baker and Isabel C. Scarinci. "Wealth and Obesity Among US Adults Entering Midlife." Obesity 27,12 (December 2019): 2067-2075.