Published: August 2010

ID #: 63155

Journal: Prev Med

Authors: Kwate NO, Loh JM

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This article examines the location of fast food restaurants near schools in New York City, based on school type, school racial demographics and area racial and socioeconomic demographics. Researchers found that a minimum of 25% of schools had fast food restaurants within 400 meters. High schools had higher fast food clustering than elementary schools, and public high schools had higher clustering than private schools. Finally, public elementary and high schools with larger proportions of Black students or in neighborhoods with larger proportions of Black residents had more fast food clustering than the white counterparts.

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