Assessment of Food Environment and Physical Activity Opportunities in Three Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires City
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Several environmental factors have contributed to the growing pandemic of obesity. It has been described that some characteristics of food and built environment have an influence on patterns of food consumption and physical activity of people in a certain place.
The investigators designed a cross-sectional study to describe some aspects of the food environment (community and consumer) and the frequency, distribution and characteristics of the space available to perform physical activity in three neighborhoods of Buenos Aires city.
It will be selected by convenience three neighborhoods of Buenos Aires (with representativity) from different socioeconomic strata.
The study will be conducted in three stages: first, the generation of the sampling frame of food stores and public and private spaces available for carrying out physical activity, development of a tool for evaluating availability of healthy foods in supermarkets and grocery stores. Finally, it will be randomly selected a sample of those stores for assessing the availability of selected foods.
In Argentina, the knowledge of the food environment is limited. The information obtained in this study will contribute to better understanding of this theme.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Assessment of Food Environment and Physical Activity Opportunities in Three Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires City|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01388972
|Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires||Recruiting|
|Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1181ACH|
|Contact: Diego Giunta, MD (05411)49590200 ext 4419 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Diego Giunta, MD|
|Principal Investigator: Veronica Gonzalez, BA|