Physical activity and the human development index

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dc.contributor.advisor Hicks, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Schlesinger, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-09T12:23:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-09T12:23:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05
dc.identifier.other A-384
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200976
dc.description.abstract Physical inactivity is an increasing public policy issue throughout the United States. This study examines whether physical inactivity, and other wellness indicators, have an impact on the Human Development Index (HDI) of a county. The variables examined are percent of the population that is physically inactive, percent of the population that is obese, percent of population with access to exercise opportunities, number of fast food restaurants per 1000 population, percent of population that is African American, and percent of population that is Hispanic. We find that the percent of the population that is inactive and percent of the population that is obese both have a negative impact on the HDI of a county. The number of fast food restaurants per 1000 has a positive impact on the HDI of a county. None of the other variables used have a significant impact on HDI. Together, the three significant variables can explain about 43.5% of the variation in HDI. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Economics.
dc.title Physical activity and the human development index en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1854287


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