Article

Exposure to unhealthy product advertising: Spatial proximity analysis to schools and socio-economic inequalities in daily exposure measured using Scottish Children's individual-level GPS data

Citation

Olsen JR, Patterson C, Caryl FM, Robertson T, Mooney SJ, Rundle AG, Mitchell R & Hilton S (2021) Exposure to unhealthy product advertising: Spatial proximity analysis to schools and socio-economic inequalities in daily exposure measured using Scottish Children's individual-level GPS data. Health and Place, 68, Art. No.: 102535. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102535

Abstract
This study aimed to understand socio-spatial inequalities in the placement of unhealthy commodity advertisements at transportation stops within the Central Belt of Scotland and to measure advertisement exposure using children's individual-level mobility data. We found that children who resided within more deprived areas had greater contact with the transport network and also greater exposure to unhealthy food and drink product advertising, compared to those living in less deprived areas. Individual-level mobility data provide evidence that city- or country-wide restrictions to advertising on the transport network might be required to reduce inequalities in children's exposure to unhealthy commodity advertising.

Keywords
Unhealthy commodity advertising; Advertising exposure; Inequalities; Transport; Spatial analysis

Journal
Health and Place: Volume 68

StatusPublished
FundersMedical Research Council
Publication date31/03/2021
Publication date online23/02/2021
Date accepted by journal11/02/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32399
ISSN1353-8292