Analysis of the factors that disrupt dietary habits in the elderly: A case study of a Japanese food desert

Nobuyuki Iwama*, Tatsuto Asakawa, Koichi Tanaka, Nobuhiko Komaki

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研究成果: Article査読

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In this study, we analysed the factors that disrupt the healthy eating habits of the elderly in a suburban city centre in Japan. It was estimated that 49% of the elderly residents in the study area, many of whom were concentrated in the city centre, had poor nutritional condition. Our multilevel analysis indicated that weak ties with family and the local community had a strong effect on a large proportion of the nutritionally depleted elderly residents. Previously, the issue of food deserts was considered to be mainly a problem that affected areas where small neighbourhood shopping areas had closed, thereby making shopping physically difficult for people without private cars. However, our study shows that reduced intimacy in people’s relationships also increases the risk of the presence of food deserts.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)3560-3578
ページ数19
ジャーナルUrban Studies
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15
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 11 1
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 環境科学(その他)
  • 都市研究

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