Virginia W Chang

Summary

Affiliation: University of Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Self-perception of weight appropriateness in the United States
    Virginia W Chang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:332-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Income inequality and weight status in US metropolitan areas
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:83-96. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Income disparities in body mass index and obesity in the United States, 1971-2002
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2122-8. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial residential segregation and weight status among US adults
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1289-303. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Trends in the association of poverty with overweight among US adolescents, 1971-2004
    Richard A Miech
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 295:2385-93. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The changing relationship of obesity and disability, 1988-2004
    Dawn E Alley
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    JAMA 298:2020-7. 2007

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. ncbi request reprint Self-perception of weight appropriateness in the United States
    Virginia W Chang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:332-9. 2003
    ..BACKGROUND; The self-perception of weight appropriateness is an important component of eating and weight-loss behaviors. Self-perceived weight status, however, is not fully explained by objective weight status...
  2. ncbi request reprint Income inequality and weight status in US metropolitan areas
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:83-96. 2005
    ..Although our findings are suggestive of a contextual effect of metropolitan area income inequality, we do not find an increased risk for unhealthy weight outcomes, adding to recent debates surrounding this topic...
  3. ncbi request reprint Income disparities in body mass index and obesity in the United States, 1971-2002
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2122-8. 2005
    ..Although obesity is frequently associated with poverty, recent increases in obesity may not occur disproportionately among the poor. Furthermore, the relationship between income and weight status may be changing with time...
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial residential segregation and weight status among US adults
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1289-303. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that in addition to differences among people, differences among places and, in particular, differences in the spatial organization of persons may be relevant to health policy and promotion efforts...
  5. ncbi request reprint Trends in the association of poverty with overweight among US adolescents, 1971-2004
    Richard A Miech
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 295:2385-93. 2006
    ..Whether socioeconomic disparities in adolescent overweight increased, decreased, or remained constant during this period is not known...
  6. ncbi request reprint The changing relationship of obesity and disability, 1988-2004
    Dawn E Alley
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    JAMA 298:2020-7. 2007
    ..However, whether these improvements have conferred decreased risk for disability is unknown. The obese population may be living longer with better-controlled risk factors but paradoxically experiencing more disability...