Built Environment


Obesogenic environments and their relationship with cardiometabolic syndrome and CMS risk factors in the Southern Cone

This study uses standardized methodology to assess the characteristics of built environments with regard to exercise and eating habits in four cities of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.

Objective: to assess the relationship between cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) and CMS risk factors, and built environment-related individual and environmental determining factors, both as regards exercise and eating habits.

Built environment data are obtained through:

  • Perception questionnaires
  • Direct observation
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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