The RECORD Study in a plenary session at the National Congress of the ORS

Posted on 31/10/2010 01:38

On November 10 2010, in the 3rd plenary session of the 12th National Congress of the French ORS, we will present a summary of the work conducted so far based on the data of the RECORD Cohort Study.

The talk will successively report data on different risk factors of interest to us: excess weight, hypertension, elevated resting heart rate, and sedentarity. We will particularly insist on the fact that, beyond toxic environmental exposures, the environment in its different components (the physical environment, the service environment, and the social-interactional environment) may influence human health.

The presentation can be downloaded here.

Catégories: Interventions orales / Evénements

The RECORD Study at the Society for Epidemiologic Research in Seattle!

Posted on 21/06/2010 06:34

On June 23 2010, Cinira Leal will present her work during an oral communication at the Society for Epidemiologic Research at Seattle in the United States of America.

In her work, she demonstrates that important disparities in body mass index and waist circumference exist between the 111 municipalities and 10 districts of Paris investigated in the study. The analyses show that the average education level of the neighborhood is strongly associated with these indicators of excess weight and fat accumulation, after controlling for individual characteristics. The neighborhood education level seemed to be more strongly associated with body mass index and waist circumference when it was measured within 500 m radius circular areas than in broader or more local areas.

In these analyses, we compare classical statistical analyses with a more complex approach in which the participants from advantaged and disadvantaged neighborhoods are matched with each other based on their propensity score to be exposed. The powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here.

Catégories: Interventions orales / Evénements