Human body weight and health are affected by various socio-economic factors. This research aimed to prove this, by using Property value as a socio-economic status (SES) indicating variable and observed its impact on SRH (Self Rated Health) in Seattle, Washington and Paris, France. Binary Logistic Models helped to see the association among the demographic and SES variables and SRH. The results prove that, residential property values are a reliable index of neighborhood assets and reflection of individual assets. It also adds to the growing literature body that examines interaction between urban form related SES variables, functional limitations and SRH. Although Obesity prevalence is higher in U.S than in France, however, higher area residential property values were found to be related to a significantly lower obesity risk and better SRH in both the cities.
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